Polynomially many genus g surfaces in a hyperbolic 3-manifold

Anastasiia Tsvietkova, Rutgers University Newark
Fine Hall 314

In-Person and Online Talk 

For a low-dimensional manifold, one often tries to understand its intrinsic topology through its submanifolds, in particular of co-dimension 1. In particular, it was noticed before that presence of embedded essential surfaces in a 3-manifold can give information about that manifold. However to construct, classify or count such surfaces is a non-trivial task. We will discuss a universal upper bound for the number of non-isotopic genus g surfaces embedded in a hyperbolic 3-manifold, polynomial in hyperbolic volume. The surfaces are all closed essential surfaces, oriented and connected.

This is joint work with Marc Lackenby.