Courses WS 17/18
Advanced Geometry I V4D2
Tu 14h-16h SR N0.008
Th 14h-16h SR N0.008
Tutorial: Mo 12h-14h SR N0.003, Tutor: Johannes Schäfer
Begin: Tuesday, October 10
Topic: Introduction to Kähler geometry
Prerequisits: Geometry I and some familiarity with functions of one
A very solid knowledge of calculus in several variables, including
Some basic familiarity with de Rham cohomology
W. Ballmann, Lectures on Kähler manifolds, Eur. Math. Soc. 2006
D. Huybrechts, Complex geometry, Springer
Courses SS 17
Advanced Geometry II V4D4
Tu 14h-16h SR 1.007
We 12h-14h SR 1.007
Tutorial: Mo 10h-12h SR 1.007, Tutor: Gabriele Viaggi
Begin: Tuesday, April 18
Topic: The ending lamination theorem for hyperbolic 3-manifolds
of positive injectivity radius
Prerequisits: Solid knowledge in basic differential geometry and basic
There are many books which cover basic properties of hyperbolic
Examples of such books are
R. Benedetti, C. Petronio, Lectures on hyperbolic geometry,
Springer Universitext, Springer 1992.
P. Buser, Geometry and Spectra of compact Riemann surfaces,
Birkhäuser Progress in Math. 1992.
B. Iversen, Hyperbolic geometry, London Math. Society Student text 25,
S. Katok, Fuchsian groups, Chicago Lectures in Math., Chicago 1992.
The book project
B. Martelli, An introduction to geometric topology,
contains a large amount of material related to the class.
B. Maskit, Kleinian groups, Springer Grundlehren der Math. 287,
K. Matsuzaki, M. Taniguchi, Hyperbolic manifolds and
Kleinian groups, Oxford Sci. Publ, Oxford 1998.
M. Bridson, Haefliger, Metric spaces of non-positive
curvature, Springer Grundlehren 319, Springer 1999.
Week 1: The geometry of the hyperbolic plane (the first chapter
in Katok's book)
Exercises 1 pdf
These exercises will be discussed on Mo, April 24 (and will
not be collected)
Week 2: Closed hyperbolic surfaces, simple closed
the Gauss-Bonnet formula
Chapter 1 of Katok's book and Chapter 2.4 and 3 of Buser's book are
Exercises 2 pdf
Due on May 3
Attention: This sheet does not coincide with the sheet
that was posted on April 23
Week 3: Right angled hyperbolic hexagons, hyperbolic
pairs of pants, pair of pants decompositions of
closed hyperbolic surfaces.
The collar theorem and
the theorem of Bers.
The material can be found in Section 4.1, Section 3.1
(Prop. 3.1.8) and Section 5.2 of Buser's book
Exercises 3 pdf
Due on May 10
Week 4: Area and short closed geodesics on a hyperbolic
surface. Hyperbolic 3-space
The material can be found in Section 5.2 of Buser's book
and in Chapter 2 of the book draft of Martelli.
Exercises 4 pdf
Due on May 17
Week 5: Hyperbolic 3-space and its isometry group.
The hyperboloid model and the action of the isometry
group on $S^2$.
The material can be found
in Chapter 2 of the book draft of Martelli
Exercises 5 pdf
Due on May 24
Week 6: Constructing hyperbolic 3-manifolds by bending.
Quasigeodesics and geodesics,
precisely invariant sets and proper actions.
Chapter VIII.E. of Maskit's book discusses the
examples, but the viewpoint is different
Exercises 6 pdf
Due on May 31
Week 7: Constructing quasi-geodesics from piecewise
geodesics; more on proper actions.
Most can be found in Maskit's book.
Exercises 7 pdf
Due on June 14
Week 8: Domains of discontinuity and limit sets
in Section 4.1.1 of the book draft
Geometry on groups; basic properties of hyperbolic spaces
The book by Bridson and Haefliger (see p.140) contains
all relevant facts.
Exercises 8 pdf
Due on June 21
Week 9: Proper hyperbolic spaces and their boundaries
The material is explained ion p.427-432 in the book by
Bridson and Haefliger
Characterization of quasifuchsian groups
Section 4.1.2 in the book draft
Exercises 9 pdf
Due on June 28
Attention: There will be a class
on Mo, June 26, at 10.15h and on Tuesday, June 27, at 14.15h
The class on June 28 and the tutorial is cancelled
Exercises 10 pdf
Due on July 5
Week 12: Ends of 3-manifolds
Closed geodesics exiting an end
Length and intersection of closed geodesics
The material can be found in the
Exercises 11 pdf
Due on July 19
Attention: There will be a class
on Mo, July 17, at 10.15h.
The class on Tuesday, July 18, at 14.15h is replaced
by the tutorial
Office hour: Mo, July 24, 14h-15h
Notes (will be expanded with the class)
Book draft (version July 10, will be expanded with the class)
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