Tuesday Seminar on Topology

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Date, time & place Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) KAWAZUMI Nariya, KITAYAMA Takahiro, SAKASAI Takuya


17:30-18:30   Room #ハイブリッド開催/056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Pre-registration required. See our seminar webpage.
Yuya Koda (Keio University)
Shadows, divides and hyperbolic volumes (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
In 2008, Costantino and D.Thurston revealed that the combinatorial structure of the Stein factorizations of stable maps from 3-manifolds into the real plane can be used to describe the hyperbolic structures of the complement of the set of definite fold points, which is a link. The key was that the Stein factorizations can naturally be embedded into 4-manifolds, and nice ideal polyhedral decompositions become visible on their boundaries. In this talk, we consider divides, which are the images of a proper and generic immersions of compact 1-manifolds into the 2-disk. Due to A'Campo's theory, each divide is associated with a link in the 3-sphere. By embedding a polyhedron induced from a given divide into the 4-ball as was done to Stein factorization, we can read off the ideal polyhedral decompositions on the boundary. We then show that the complement of the link of the divide can be obtained by Dehn filling a hyperbolic 3-manifold that admits a decomposition into several ideal regular hyperbolic polyhedra, where the number of each polyhedron is determined by types of the double points of the divide. This immediately gives an upper bound of the hyperbolic volume of the links of divides, which is shown to be asymptotically sharp. As in the case of Stein factorizations, an idea from the theory of Turaev's shadows plays an important role here. This talk is based on joint work with Ryoga Furutani (Hiroshima University).
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