Low Dimensional Topology

February 5, 2013

Wise’s CBMS Lecture Notes on Cube Complexes

Filed under: 3-manifolds,Hyperbolic geometry,Virtual Haken Conjecture — Jesse Johnson @ 2:39 pm

This fall, the topology group at OSU is reading through Dani Wise’s lecture notes on cube complexes, based on his series of talks at the CBMS-NSF conference back in 2011.  Henry Wilton and Daniel Moskovich have written on this blog about Wise’s work and its role in the proof of the Virtual Haken Conjecture. This is just a quick note to say how  impressed I’ve been with the lecture notes. They start from the very beginning, include a lot of good examples and have proved to be very accessible for all of us non-experts (which includes me).

It’s just too bad that Wise’s notes are no longer available on the conference web page. (Now that a paper copy is available from the AMS, the PDF file has been replaced with a note saying that the editor insisted they be taken down.)  You can still e-mail Dani Wise to request a copy, but I expect that some people (such as beginning graduate students) might be reluctant to e-mail someone they don’t know like this. I can assure you, he was very gracious when I asked him for a copy and seems to be very eager to distribute the notes widely. But, if you have any thoughts on how the PDF file could be distributed more efficiently, I would love to hear about it in the comments.

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2 Comments »

  1. I believe a version is available here:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8592391/LectureNotesCBMS.pdf

    Comment by Anonymous — February 5, 2013 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

  2. Although I wish all publishers would allow articles to be posted to personal webpages, I must say that the printed version is quite nice (and in color!) and the AMS is an organization worth supporting. So if you can afford it, it’s worth buying the printed version.

    Comment by Scott A. Taylor — February 5, 2013 @ 9:29 pm | Reply


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