Presented by: 
Professor William Jaco (Oklahoma State)
Date: 
Mon 15 Aug, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: 
N202 in Hawken (50)

Following the model of the Ricci Flow solution to the Geometrization Conjecture, we will demonstrate how one can start with an arbitrary triangulation (PL-structure) of a closed 3-manifold and evolve the given PL-structure through a connected sum decomposition of the 3-manifold to derive the JSJ Decomposition and "efficient" triangulations of its component summands.