Seminar: Geometric Structures on Manifolds

Wintersemester 2015/2016

Dr. Gye-Seon Lee

Time and Location
Tuesdays 2 - 4 p.m. and INF 288, HS 5

Next meeting
February 2, at 2 p.m. in INF 288, HS 5

Organization meeting
October 13, at 2 p.m. in INF 288, HS 5

About thirty years ago, the theory of 3-dimensional manifolds was revolutionized by work of Thurston. He showed that geometry has an important role to play in the theory in addition to the use of purely topological methods. This seminar aims at introducing students to some of these amazing developments and at discussing the various geometries which arise and their significance for the theory of 3-dimensional manifolds. At the organizational meeting I will propose several projects. During the first half of the semester, students will work on their project, which they will present during the second half of the semester. Every student is expected to hand in a short report as well.

There are several topics for students to choose from, and hence any interested students are welcome to attend. The seminar will be taught in English.

Students who would like to sign up for the seminar should come to the organization meeting or send me an email ( and let me know what project you would like to carry out. Once you have agreed on the topic of your project with me, you should contact me to discuss the content of your project in more detail. Please let me help you during the preparation of your presentation.

Date Time Speaker Title Building Room
December 8 14:00 - 16:00 Xiaoman Hyperbolic geometry INF 288 HS 5
December 15 Mareike The Farey tessellation and circle packing
January 12 Harry Geometric structures on 2-dimensional orbifolds
January 19 Sebastian The figure-eight knot complement
January 26 Stephan Geometric manifolds
February 2 Sven The eight 3-dimensional geometries

Please refer to the syllabus for more details.
last updated: 26 January 2015