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
"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
List of talks, 2008-09
Archive of talks