Event time:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 9:10am to Monday, October 12, 2009 - 8:00pm

Location:

206 LOM

Speaker:

Juan Souto

Speaker affiliation:

University of Michigan

Event description:

I will prove that every non-compact locally symmetric space $M$ with finite volume contains a compact set $K$ with the property that no periodic maximal flat can be homotoped out of $K$. I will also discuss examples showing that the maximality condition is necessary in all cases. This is join work with Alexandra Pettet.