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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Friday, February 1, 2019
3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Linde Hall 187
Hyperbolic surfaces in Minkowski 3-space
Peter Smillie, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
I'll first give a characterization of all hyperbolic surfaces properly isometrically embedded in Minkowski 3-space in terms of their asymptotics. I'll then discuss the problem of reading off properties of these surfaces from these asymptotics: first, completeness of the intrinsic metric, and second, conformal type of a closely related surface. In the second hour, I'll give some details of the proof of the characterization. This is joint work with Francesco Bonsante and Andrea Seppi.
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