|Minerva Lectures at Princeton University|
|Topic:||I: Geometry and dynamics on hyperbolic surfaces|
|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 Teichmüller 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.