Shrinkwrapping and the Tameness Conjecture

Danny Calegari, Caltech

Thursday September 8, 4:00PM, Herman Brown 227

(Joint with D. Gabai) Thanks to the work of dozens of people over the last 40 years, a comprehensive picture of the geometry and topology of hyperbolic 3-manifolds has now fully emerged. I will describe this picture, and if time allows, will talk about one part (Marden's Tameness Conjecture, now a theorem) in more detail.