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Incompressible surfaces in closed locally symmetric manifolds

Presented by: 
Ursula Hamenstaedt
Thursday 9th March 2017 - 10:00 to 11:00
INI Seminar Room 2
We construct Anosov representations of surface groups into cocompact lattices of simple Lie groups (with a few exceptions). The talk will begin with an account of closed maximal flats in compact higher rank locally symmetric spaces, recovering a result of Deitmar, and explain how to take advantage of such flats for the construction of incompressible surfaces.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons