Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

The Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium is happy to host the
the annual lecture on geometry and topology in memory of Prof. Alexander Zabrodsky z"l
Thursday, 25th December 2008, 4:00 pm
Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2

David Gabai

"Topology vs. Geometry: Volumes of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds"


We outline a proof that the Weeks manifold is the lowest volume closed orientable hyperbolic 3-manifold. Along the way we discuss a number of beautiful and simple ideas needed to understand the topology and geometry of low dimensional manifolds.

Light refreshments will be served outside the Lecture Hall at 3:30.

The speaker will give a further two lectures in the series in the following week.

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