Speaker: Anastasiia Tsvietkova, Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Rutgers University


For a low-dimensional manifold, one often tries to understand its intrinsic topology through its submanifolds, in particular of co-dimension 1. In particular, it was noticed before that presence of embedded essential surfaces in a 3-manifold can give information about that manifold. However to construct, classify or count such surfaces is a non-trivial task. We will discuss the universal upper bound for the number of non-isotopic genus g surfaces embedded in a hyperbolic 3-manifold, polynomial in hyperbolic volume. This is joint work with Marc Lackenby.

About Pure mathematics seminars

We present regular seminars on a range of pure mathematics interests. Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 2 to 3pm.

Talks comprise 45 minutes of speaking time plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

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Researchers in all pure mathematics fields attend our seminars, so please aim your presentation at a general mathematical audience.

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Physics Annexe (06)
Room: 407