Examples of negatively curved manifolds (after Ontaneda)

Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, November 11, 2011 - 14:05
2 hours
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
This is the second in the series of two talks aimed to discuss a recent work of Ontaneda which gives a poweful method of producing negatively curved manifolds. Ontaneda's work adds a lot of weight to the often quoted Gromov's prediction that in a sense most manifolds (of any dimension) are negatively curved. In the second talk I shall discuss some ideas of the proof.