This week, Thursday at 11:00, U. Haifa Topology & Geometry seminar on December 5, 2019

Geometry & Topology Seminar

Speaker: Arielle Leitner  (Weizmann Institute)

Topic: Deformations of Generalized Cusps on Convex Projective Manifolds

Place:  Room 614 in the Science & Education Building

Time:   11:00

Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2019


Convex projective manifolds are a generalization of hyperbolic manifolds. Generalized cusps are certain ends of convex projective manifolds. They may contain both hyperbolic and parabolic elements.  We will describe their classification (due to Ballas-Cooper-Leitner), and explain how generalized cusps turn out to be deformations of cusps of hyperbolic manifolds.  We will discuss current work on the moduli space of generalized cusps (joint with Ballas and Cooper).