Event time:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Speaker:

James Farre

Speaker affiliation:

University of Utah

Event description:

We study the function on the singular chain complex of a hyperbolic 3-manifold that assigns, to each 3-simplex, the volume of itsstraightening. One checks that this function defines a class in bounded cohomology, which is known as the bounded fundamental class. We explore the behavior of bounded fundamental classes as we vary the complete hyperbolic structures of infinite volume on a fixed manifold.