Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars

Return to Colloquia & Seminar listing

On Renormalized Volume


Speaker: Franco Vargas Pallete, UC Berkeley
Related Webpage:
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Apr 3 2018, 1:10PM

Renormalized volume is a quantity that gives a notion of volume for hyperbolic 3-manifolds which have infinite volume under the classical definition. Due to Krasnov and Schlenker, it is motivated by the AdS/CFT correspondence of string theory, and has been used for instance by Brock and Bromberg to bound Weil-Petersson translation distance of pseudo-Anosov maps by a factor of the volume of their hyperbolic mapping tori. In this talk I'll discuss its definition and basic properties, as well as my own work on local convexity and convergence under suitable limits for geometrically finite hyperbolic 3-manifolds. These results give a detailed description of the critical points and infima of Renormalized Volume (while fixing topological type).