Teichmuller polynomials for a fibered face of the Thurston norm ball

Series: 
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 13:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
We will briefly talk about the introduction to Thruston norm and fibered face theory. Then we will discuss polynomial invariants for fibered 3-manifolds, so called Teichmuller polynomials. I will give an example for a Teichmuller polynomial and by using it, determine the stretch factors (dilatations) of a family of pseudo-Anosov homeomorphisms.