Volumes of hyperbolic link complements

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:Volumes of hyperbolic link complements
Speaker:Ian Agol
Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley; Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, October 28
Time/Room:6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room

Thurston realized that certain link complements admit a complete hyperbolic metric, which is a complete invariant of the manifold. We'll discuss the volumes of hyperbolic link complements and what is known about them and open questions.