Ma 191a - Foliations and 3-manifolds; Fall 2003

Instructor: Danny Calegari

MW 3:30-5:00 257 Sloan

Note: I will be in Chicago during October 13-25. If possible, I would like to make up some or all of these classes before/after my travel.

Grading policy:

Those taking the class for a grade will be required to take notes.

Description of course:

We will discuss recent developments in the theory of foliations of 3-manifolds, and their relations to other aspects of 3-manifold topology, principally to hyperbolic geometry and geometric group theory. We will also discuss relations with contact and symplectic geometry in 3 and 4 dimensions.

Topics to be covered may include:

Notes for the course may gradually be posted in installments.