Lecture I: Geometry and dynamics on hyperbolic surfaces

Monday, November 9, 2015 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
The first lecture will give some background on the geometry and dynamics on hyperbolic surfaces. I will give a brief overview of Teichm\"uller theory and properties of the mapping class groups and the space of geodesic currents. I will discuss some natural actions of the mapping class group. I will formulate some basic questions and explain some of the ideas used for studying these objects.
Speaker: 
Maryam Mirzakhani
Stanford University
Event Location: 
McDonnell Hall A02