Hyperbolic Geometry and Thurston's Boundary of Teichmüller Theory, 3-18 April 2007

Master Class, by Athanase Papadopoulos (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg)

Overview poster for the Master Classes in 2007


Let S be a compact oriented surface of genus g with b boundary components. The mapping class group $\Gamma=\Gamma_{g,b}$ of S is the group of orientation-preserving homeomorphisms of S up to isotopy.

The study of the group $\Gamma$ started with the very beginning of the subject of low-dimensional topology.
The algebraic properties of this group were obtained by studying its actions on various spaces, and these actions revealed beautiful geometric properties of that group. More recently, this group appeared as a central object in various quantization theories of moduli spaces.

In this master class, I shall talk about the following topics :

On each topic, I will try to give an overview on part of the work done, and I will explain in more detail old and recent joint work with John McCarthy.

Professor Athanase Papadopoulos will be visiting CTQM from 2-20 April 2007.


The schedule for the Master Class is as follows:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Weeks 14-16,
Koll. G, Bldg. 1532, 2nd floor
Tuesday 3 April to Wednesday 18 April:
11:00-11:45 Lecture
11:45-12:15 Coffee Break
12:15-13:00 Lecture
NB: A Master Class dinner will take place on 17 April 2007.

List of Participants

Video recordings

All recordings are in MOV-format and playable by either QuickTime or VLC.


Supplementary funding for this master class is provided by "Forskerskole i Matematik og anvendelser" based at the Department of Mathematics, University of Copenhagen.


Revised 20.03.2008

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