Totally geodesic surfaces and Dehn surgery.

27 November 2013
16:00
Hemanth Saratchandran
Abstract
<p>I will show how to construct an infinite family of totally geodesic surfaces in the figure eight knot complement that do not remain totally geodesic under certain Dehn surgeries. If time permits, I will explain how this behaviour can be understood via the theory of quadratic forms.</p>
  • Junior Topology and Group Theory Seminar