Studenter seminar by Hartmut Weiss (LMU Munich)

Title: Geometry and low-dimensional manifolds

2013.03.20 | Jane Jamshidi

Date Thu 04 Apr
Time 14:15 15:00
Location Aud. G1 (1532-116)

Abstract: I will describe in elementary terms how the classification of 2- and 3-dimensional manifolds is intimately connected with geometry. Starting from Euler's formula for polyhedra I will discuss Gauss-Bonnet and the uniformization for surfaces and how this fits in with the classification of surfaces. Finally, I will explain what the geometrization conjecture (resp. theorem) in dimension 3 is all about.