Topology of Character Varieties

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Character varieties parametrize conjugacy classes of representations of discrete groups into algebraic groups. I'll discuss some recent result on the topology of these varieties. In particular, I'll explain how studying their fundamental groups leads to information about centralizers in Lie groups. This is joint with with Biswas, Lawton, and Florentino.
Dan Ramras
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 322