Math 2710M

** instructor: ** Prof. Rich Schwartz

** when/where: ** ICERM Main Lecture Room Tu-Th 10:30-11:50

** summary: ** This is a graduate topics class on geometric
structures.

The main idea of the class is to talk about topics

which will be present in the ICERM semester program.

The other main idea is to talk about material

I can present without too much preparation.

** texts: ** None, though I'll mention sources
throughout

the class, and sometimes supply notes.
See below.

** grading: ** undergraduates cannot
take this for a grade.

For everyone else, I'll check your pulse at

the end of the term and give you an A if you are still alive.

** qual credit: ** If you want qual credit, complete
the assignments given here. There are 2 assignments.

** Syllabus **

click here

** Notes
Mobius maps take circles to circles
Hadamard's Theorem
My book
Mostly Surfaces has two chapters at the end on Teichmuller theory
Mostow Rigidity
Notes on Heisenberg Space
My monograph on spherical CR geometry .
Here is a guide to the relevant part.
Thurston's Shapes of Polyhedra .
Here are some notes I wrote about
Thurston's shapes paper.
The Symmetric Space Associated to SL_n(R) .
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