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Geometry and low-dimensional manifolds

Hartmut Weiss
(LMU München)
Student Seminar
Thursday, 4 April, 2013, at 14:15-15:00, in Aud. G1 (1532-116)
Abstract:
I will describe in elementary terms how the classification of 2- and 3-dimensional manifolds is intimately connected with geometry. Starting from Euler's formula for polyhedra I will discuss Gauss-Bonnet and the uniformization for surfaces and how this fits in with the classification of surfaces. Finally, I will explain what the geometrization conjecture (resp. theorem) in dimension 3 is all about.
Organised by: QGM
Contact person: Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen