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Organizer(s) ASUKE Taro, TERADA Itaru, HASEGAWA Ryu, MIYAMOTO Yasuhito (chair)


16:30-17:30   Room #大講義室 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Etienne Ghys (École normale supérieure de Lyon)
William Thurston and foliation theory (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Between 1972 and 1976, William Thurston revolutionized foliation theory. Twenty years later, he described this period of his mathematical life in a remarkable paper « On proofs and progress in mathematics ». In this talk, I will begin by a general overview of some of Thurston's contribution to this theory. I will then describe some of the current development.