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Student Geometry/Topology

Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Location:  1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  The Weil-Petersson metric

Abstract:   The Weil-Petersson metric is a Riemannian metric of non-negative sectional curvature on Teichmuller space. The mapping class group acts by isometries with respect to this metric. In this talk, we introduce the Weil-Petersson metric and sketch the proof by Masur and Wolf that shows that, in fact, the mapping class group constitutes its full group of isometries.


Speaker:  Didac Martinez-Granado
Institution:  Indiana University

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