Title: Introduction geodesic flows on hyperbolic and translation surfaces.
Speaker: Robbie Robinson, GWU Math
Date and Time: Friday, August 31, 9:00–10:00am
Place: Rome 771
Abstract: Hyperbolic surfaces are quotients of the hyperbolic plane by a Fuchsian group, which is a discrete group of Mobius transformations. The geodesic flow moves with unit speed along geodesics in the unit tangent bundle. For example, a hyperbolic octagon is the fundamental domain for a hyperbolic surface of genus 2.