Rigidity Theory Seminar


We meet 10:30 am-12:30 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays in the conference room in the math graduate offices in Jones.

Here is a bare outline of the first part of the seminar, in which we prove Mostow's rigidity theorem for closed hyperbolic manifolds. I will fill this in with more details later. If you're interested in giving a lecture, please volunteer! The first week is geometric, the second is heavy on analysis, and the third returns to the geometry.
References for part 1

This is a fantastic survey on the subject,
The following will be our primary reading references.
Part 2

For the second part of the seminar, we will be looking at Margulis' superrigidity theorem for lattices in semisimple Lie groups, as well as Margulis' theorem that lattices in higher rank semisimple Lie groups are arithmetic.

References for part 2

If you need any of these books, email me and I can get you a copy.