Discrete Geometry Seminar: Arielle Leitner (UCSB), 'An introduction to Thurston's 'shapes of polyhedra''

Event Date: 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 4607B South Hall

Event Contact: 

Michael Dougherty
Email: dougherty@math.ucsb.edu

Abstract: In 1998, Thurston published his seminal paper "Shapes of Polyhedra and Triangulations of the Sphere". In this talk, I will try to give an introduction to some of the ideas in the paper. A good portion of the talk will be spent computing a simpler example.