University of California, Santa Barbara Topology Seminar (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

The topology seminar is co-organized by myself (Catherine Pfaff) and Stephen Bigelow.


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Time: Tu 3:30-4:30 (except as noted)

Place: South Hall 6635 (except as noted)


FALL


10/3/2017,

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10/10/2017, Catherine Pfaff (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Title: Compactifying Teichmuller space using the right trousers

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10/17/2017,

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10/24/2017,

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10/31/2017,

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11/7/2017,

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11/14/2017, Nick Castro (University of California, Davis)

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11/21/2017,

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11/28/2017,

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12/5/2017, Dmitry Gekhtman (Caltech)

Title: Holomorphic retractions onto Teichmuller disks

Abstract: There is a finite-dimensional space of ways to equip a closed surface with the structure of a complex manifold. This space of complex structures is called the Teichmuller space of the surface. It turns out that the Teichmuller space is itself a complex manifold, whose analytic structure reflects the surface's topology and geometry. Certain polygonal decompositions of the surface give rise to holomorphically embedded copies of the unit disk inside of Teichmuller space. These embedded disks are called Teichmuller disks. In this talk, we will describe recent partial answers to the following question: Which Teichmuller disks are holomorphic retracts of Teichmuller space?


WINTER

1/9/2017,

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1/16/2017, Nicholas Vlamis (University of Michigan)

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SPRING







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