For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.
|Title:||“The more things change...”|
|Speaker:||Chaim Goodman-Strauss, University of Arkansas|
|In two dimensions, there are three model geometries: the sphere, the Euclidean plane, and the hyperbolic plane. In each we can ask various kinds of combinatorial questions (“What are the possible discrete symmetry groups?” is a pretty good example). Although the spaces have pretty different properties, they’re not so different as they might seem. We’ll walk through several hands-on constructions, exploring the underlying topological, unifying perspective of orbifolds.|
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|Date:||11 / 03 / 2011|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:20pm|