|Topic:||Totally geodesic surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds|
|Affiliation:||University of Texas, Austin; Member, School of Mathematics|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 2|
|Time/Room:||6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room|
Although the existence of a totally geodesic surface in a finite volume hyperbolic 3-manifold is "rare", when they do exist, their presence seems to have an impact on the geometry and topology of the hyperbolic 3-manifold, as well as number theoretic properties of its fundamental group. This talk will discuss some of these features.