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Tag Archives: surface groups
Surface subgroups – more details from Jeremy Kahn
Jeremy Kahn kindly sent me a more detailed overview of his argument with Vlad Markovic, that I blogged earlier about here (also see Jesse Johnson’s blog for other commentary). With his permission, this is reproduced below in its entirety. Editorial … Continue reading
Posted in 3manifolds, Ergodic Theory, Surfaces
Tagged Kahn, Markovic, pair of pants, surface groups
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Surface subgroups in hyperbolic 3manifolds
I just learned from Jesse Johnson’s blog that Vlad Markovic and Jeremy Kahn have announced a proof of the surface subgroup conjecture, that every complete hyperbolic manifold contains a closed injective surface. Equivalently, contains a closed surface subgroup. Apparently, Jeremy … Continue reading
Posted in 3manifolds, Ergodic Theory, Surfaces
Tagged Bowen, geodesic flow, Hall's marriage theorem, Kahn, LERF, Markovic, pair of pants, surface groups, Waldhausen
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Groups with free subgroups (part 2)
In a previous post, I discussed some methods for showing that a given group contains a (nonabelian) free subgroup. The methods were analytic and/or dynamical, and phrased in terms of the existence (or nonexistence) of certain functions on or on … Continue reading
five week plan
As an experiment, I plan to spend the next five weeks documenting my current research on this blog. This research comprises several related projects, but most are concerned in one way or another with the general program of studying the … Continue reading
Posted in Overview
Tagged Gromov's question, hyperbolic groups, scl, stable commutator length, surface groups
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