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DMS Research Seminar: The moduli space of convex real projective structures February 12, 2015 (10:00 AM PST - 12:30 PM PST)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) David Dumas (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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I will describe several ways to understand the moduli space of convex real projective structures on a surface:  As a component of the character variety, as a bundle over Teichmueller space, and most concretely as a set of parameters that describe how to build a surface out of polygons in RP^2.  I will emphasize how this one example of a moduli space connects naturally to several of the thematic areas of our semester program.  For the most part this talk will be expository, though if time allows I will describe a connection to my recent work with Michael Wolf on moduli spaces of convex polygons and polynomial cubic differentials.

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