Dynamics Seminar (Learning Seminar)

Bayani Hazemach

(Jacobs University)

"Proof of Thurston's Surface Homeomorphism Theorem"

Date: Tue, September 27, 2016
Time: 14:15
Place: Research I Seminar Room

Abstract: This learning seminar is a presentation of a proof of Thurston's classification of surface homeomorphisms as presented in Hubbard's text Teichmuller Theory Volume 2. The proof concerns iteration in Teichmuller space, a common theme for multiple seemingly unrelated theorems of Thurston in low-dimensional topology, including the dynamics of rational maps.