Geometry & Topology

Event Information Affine structures on manifolds
14:10 on Friday November 15, 2013
15:00 on Friday November 15, 2013
BA6183, Bahen Center, 40 St. George St.
William Goldman

University of Maryland

This talk will survey the theory of affine structures on manifolds, their applications, and examples (particularly in dimension 3). Particular attention will be given to the classification of complete affine 3-manifolds (quotients of $\mathbb R^3$ by properly discontinuous groups of affine transformations).