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A Statistical Model for Riemann Surfaces

Robert Brooks
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and M.I.T.

Thursday, November 29, 2001
102 Bradley Hall, 4 pm
Tea 3:30 pm, Math Lounge

Abstract: (joint work with Eran Makover) What does a "typical" Riemann surface of large genus look like geometrically? It turns out that much interesting behavior occurs for Riemann surfaces which are in some sense random.

We show how such behavior can be studied by modeling Riemann surfaces on 3-regular graphs. We will discuss what kinds of behavior this model reveals, bith about Riemann surfaces and about 3-regular graphs.

This talk will be accessible to graduate students.