Topology and Geometric Group Theory Seminar

Harry Baik KAIST
Revisiting the theory of laminar groups

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 2:45pm
Malott 206

I will give a brief introduction to laminar groups which are groups of orientation-preserving homeomorphisms of the circle admitting invariant laminations. The term was coined by Calegari and the study of laminar groups was motivated by work of Thurston and Calegari-Dunfield. We present old and new results on laminar groups which tell us when a given laminar group is either fuchsian or Kleinian. This is based on joint work with KyeongRo Kim and Hongtaek Jung.