Mathematical Conversations | |

Topic: | Totally geodesic surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds |

Speaker: | Alan Reid |

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.