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The extended Bloch group and representations of 3-manifold groupsGeometry/Topology
|Speaker: ||Christian Zickert|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Wed, Oct 13 2010, 4:10PM|
We discuss parabolic representations of a 3-manifold group into
SL(n,C), and show that such representations naturally define elements in
Neumann's extended Bloch group. This gives rise to a concrete formula for
the volume and Chern-Simons invariant of such representations.
Computations show that the volume of an SL(n,C)-representation is often a
linear combination of volumes of hyperbolic 3-manifolds.