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The space of straight triangulations of a surface

Ponente: Peter Scott
Institución: University of Michigan
Tipo de Evento: Investigación
Cuándo 03/11/2015
de 17:00 a 18:30
Dónde Salón 1 de seminarios
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This is joint work with Joel Hass. We consider the space of straight triangulations of a compact surface, and show that in most cases, the components of this space are contractible. I will start by explaining the meaning of "straight triangulation", and will also discuss some of the long history of such problems. Then I will sketch how we prove contractibility.