Ricci Flow and Geometrization of 3-Manifolds

December 9 to December 13, 2003

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

organized by

Ian Agol, Ben Chow, Tobias Colding, David Gabai, and Bruce Kleiner

Original Announcement

This workshop This workshop will be devoted to an intensive study of Grisha Perelman's recent work on Thurston's Geometrization Conjecture using Hamilton's Ricci flow. Discussion of background material will be kept to a minimum so as to allow time to focus on details of Perelman's proof. This workshop will be followed by a program at MSRI that will continue the discussion of Perelman's work as well as provide background material and set the work in a wider context.

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.

Other Resources:
"Notes and commentary on Perelman's Ricci flow papers" web-site

Workshop Presentations:

  1. David Gabai: "The Geometrization conjecture", directory of scanned slides in color or black and white
  2. Ben Chow: Basic facts about Ricci flow
  3. Bruce Kleiner: An overview of Perelman's argument
  4. Ben Chow: Tutorial on maximum principles.