# Weekly seminar of AG Laboratory

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Series of lectures: June 19, 21 and 23 2017, begin at 5:00 p.m., room 306

Mahan Mj (Tata Institute)Monday, 17:00, June 19, 2017: Cannon-Thurston maps and Kleinian groups (1)

Let M be a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold fibering over the circle with fiber a closed surface S. The inclusion of S

into M lifts to a map between universal covers \tilde{S} and \tilde{M}. In the early 80's Cannon and Thurston

showed that this inclusion extends to a continuous map between their compactifications: namely the 2-disk and the

3-ball. This gives rise to a space-filling (Peano) curve from the circle onto the 2-sphere, equivariant under the

action of the fundamental group of S. This led Thurston to the following questions.

1) Is this a general phenomenon for finitely generated discrete subgroups of the isometry group of hyperbolic

3-space?

2) How does this map behave with respect to sequences of representations?

In the first lecture I shall survey an affirmative answer to Question 1. In the second, I shall give a review of

work (joint in parts with C. Series and K. Ohshika) leading to a resolution of Q. 2.

Wednesday, 17:00, June 21, 2017: Cannon-Thurston maps and Kleinian groups (2)

Friday, June 23, 2017: Cannon-Thurston maps in Geometric Group Theory

Let M be a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold fibering over the circle with fiber a closed surface S. The inclusion of S

into M lifts to a map between universal covers \tilde{S} and \tilde{M}. In the early 80's Cannon and Thurston

showed that this inclusion extends to a continuous map between their compactifications: namely the 2-disk and the

3-ball. This can be extended to a considerably broader framework in the context of (Gromov) hyperbolic groups.

I shall survey some of the developments in this broader context.