Math/Stats Colloquium: Marissa Loving, UW Madison
Title: From dimension 2 to 3 and back again
Abstract: In this talk I’ll begin by telling a little bit of Thurston’s beautiful story connecting the dynamics of finite-type surface homeomorphisms with the geometry of 3-manifolds. I will then share some more recent work of myself and others which connect the dynamics of infinite-type surface homeomorphisms with the geometry of 3-manifolds. My aim is for the talk to be accessible to a broad audience with many illustrations to help us build our intuition without getting too far into the technical weeds.