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Conference on Geometry, Topology and Dynamics
of Character Varieties

( 10 - 14 Aug 2010 )

Co-sponsored by Global COE (Center of Excellence) of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Compview
and the National Science Foundation (USA)

 

Venue: IMS Auditorium

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Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010

09:30am - 09:50am

Registration

09:50am - 10:00am

Opening remarks

Chi Tat Chong, National University of Singapore

 

Chair: Ser Peow Tan, National University of Singapore

10:00am - 11:00am

3-dimensional affine space forms and hyperbolic geometry (PDF)

William Goldman, University of Maryland, USA

11:00am - 11:30am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:30am - 01:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

 

Chair: Caroline Series, University of Warwick, UK

01:30pm - 02:30pm

Polynomial pick forms for affine spheres

Mike Wolf, Rice University, USA

02:30pm - 03:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

03:00pm - 04:00pm

An algebra of observables for cross ratios (PDF)

Francois Labourie, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Welcome reception

Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010

09:30am - 10:00am

Registration

 

Chair: William Goldman, University of Maryland, USA

10:00am - 11:00am

Ending laminations for Weil-Petersson geodesics

Jeff Brock, Brown University, USA

11:00am - 11:30am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:30am - 01:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

 

Chair: Mike Wolf, Rice University, USA

01:30pm - 02:30pm

The Smale conjecture for Seifert fibered spaces with hyperbolic base orbifold

Teruhiko Soma, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

02:30pm - 03:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

03:00pm - 04:00pm

Mapping class group, Cremona group and Hyperbolic geometry

Serge Cantat, University de Rennes I, France

05:30pm

Transport leaving IMS to Tung Lok Seafood

06:30pm

Conference Dinner
Venue: Tung Lok Seafood
1000 East Coast Parkway Blk B 2nd Floor Marine Cove Singapore 449876

09:30pm

Transport leaving Tung Lok Seafood to Elizabeth Hotel

Thursday, 12 Aug 2010

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

 

Chair: Jeff Brock, Brown University, USA

09:30am - 10:30am

Understanding Weil-Petersson curvature (PDF)

Scott Wolpert, University of Maryland, USA

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

On discreteness of commensurators (PDF)

Mahan Mj, RKM Vivekananda University, India

12:00nn - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

Friday, 13 Aug 2010

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

 

Chair: Scott Wolpert, University of Maryland, USA

09:30am - 10:30am

Character varieties and Morse theory (PDF)

Richard Wentworth, University of Maryland, USA

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Surface groups, 3-manifold groups and SL_3

Alan Reid, University of Texas, Austin, USA

12:00nn - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break --- (lunch at IMS)

 

Chair: Francois Labourie, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

02:00pm - 03:00pm

A variation of McShane's identity for 2-bridge links (PDF)

Makoto Sakuma, Hiroshima University, Japan

03:00pm - 03:30pm

--- Coffee Break ---

03:30pm - 04:30pm

Mappings of finite distortion and Teichmuller spaces

Gaven Martin, Massey University, New Zealand

Saturday, 14 Aug 2010

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

 

Chair: Richard Wentworth, University of Maryland, USA

09:30am - 10:30am

Margulis numbers of hyperbolic 3-manifolds (PDF)

Peter Shalen, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Graph manifolds have virtually positive Seifert volume

Shicheng Wang, Beijing University, China

12:00nn - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

 

 

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