Rational Elliptic Surfaces and Trigonometry of Non-Euclidean Tetrahedra

Daniil Rudenko (University of Chicago)

Fri May 6, 19:00-20:00 (3 weeks ago)

Abstract: I will explain how to construct a rational elliptic surface out of every non-Euclidean tetrahedra. This surface "remembers" the trigonometry of the tetrahedron: the length of edges, dihedral angles and the volume can be naturally computed in terms of the surface. The main property of this construction is self-duality: the surfaces obtained from the tetrahedron and its dual coincide. This leads to some unexpected relations between angles and edges of the tetrahedron. For instance, the cross-ratio of the exponents of the spherical angles coincides with the cross-ratio of the exponents of the perimeters of its faces. The construction is based on relating mixed Hodge structures, associated to the tetrahedron and the corresponding surface.

algebraic geometry

Audience: researchers in the topic

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Stanford algebraic geometry seminar

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