Ends of Nonpositively Curved Manifolds

Series: 
Research Horizons Seminar
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 005
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Georgia Tech, School of Math
Organizer: 
In the talk we will start from examples of open surfaces, such as the complex plane minus a Cantor set, review their classification, and then move to higher dimensions, where we discuss ends of manifolds in the topological setting, and finally in the geometric setting under the assumption of nonpositive curvature.