David Dumas
University of Illinois at Chicago
Spring 2017
Instructor | David Dumas (david@dumas.io) |
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Lectures | Tue & Thu, 3:30–4:45pm in Taft Hall 300 |
Make-up Lectures | Mon (Apr 10, 17, 24), 1:00pm in SEO 1227 |
CRN | 39674 |
Office hours | Mon & Thu 2–3pm |
Texts | F. Labourie, Lectures on Representations of Surface Groups. European Mathematical Society, 2013. ISBN 978-3-03719-127-9 PDF / Purchase from AMS / Not available on Amazon / Not in UIC library |
After that, we will branch out and consider some special classes of surface group representations with nice geometric properties, such as representations in SL(2,R) coming from hyperbolic structures, representations in SL(2,C) associated to complex projective structures and to bending deformations of surfaces in hyperbolic 3-space, and representations in SL(3,R) associated to convex real projective structures. The idea of studying these examples is to see how some general phenomena play out in these concrete situations, and also to discuss the unique features of each one.
All presentations will be in Taft 300 (the usual classroom), in three sessions:
The schedule of presenters was announced by email to the class on April 6.