I: Geometry and dynamics on hyperbolic surfaces

Minerva Lectures at Princeton University
Topic:I: Geometry and dynamics on hyperbolic surfaces
Speaker:Maryam Mirzakhani
Affiliation:Stanford University; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Monday, November 9
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/McDonnell A02, Princeton University

The first lecture will give some background on the geometry and dynamics on hyperbolic surfaces. I will give a brief overview of Teichm├╝ller theory and properties of the mapping class groups and the space of geodesic currents. I will discuss some natural actions of the mapping class group. I will formulate some basic questions and explain some of the ideas used for studying these objects.