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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Building 15, Room 104
Quantifying virtual properties of 3-manifold groups
Michelle Chu, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin,
The study of virtual properties of 3-manifold groups has been central to many major developments in 3-manifold topology over the past decade. I will discuss how many of these properties played a role in the work of Agol and Wise in the resolution of the Virtual Haken conjecture and Virtual Fibering conjecture. In particular, the VHC and the VFC both follow from the Virtually Special theorem. I will also discuss recent results in quantifying virtually special for a class of hyperbolic 3-manifold groups.
For more information, please contact Mathematics Department by phone at 626-395-4335 or by email at [email protected].