Center for Mathematical Sciences Lectures 






invites you to a SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES to be presented by 


Professor Danny Calegari







Professor
Danny Calegari is currently a Professor of Pure Mathematics at Cambridge
University in England. His undergraduate studies were done at the
University of Melbourne and were completed with honors in 1994. He received
his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2000 under the supervision of Andrew Casson.
He continued
as a Benjamin Price assistant
professor at Harvard, and in 2002 he joined the department of mathematics in
Caltec where he became a Full Professor
in 2006. A year later he was appointed the Richard Merkin Distinguished
Professor of Mathematics at California Institute of Technology. Professor
Danny Calegari's main areas of research are the connection between the
geometry of hyberbolic 3manifolds, dynamics
on them and topology, where he wrote many papers on laminations and
foliations in 3manifolds. He has also worked in the area of geometric
group theory, studying stable commutator length and various ergodic questions
regarding 3manifolds. Professor Danny Calegari was the Sloan Research Fellow between 2003 and 2005 and a Clay Lecturer during 200910. In 2009 he, together with Dave Gabai, received the prestigious Clay Research Award for proving (in 2004) the Marden Conjecture (independently proved by Ian Agol). The conjecture states that every complete hyperbolic 3manifold with finitely generated fundamental group is topologically tame or in other words, homeomorphic to the interior of a compact 3manifold. In
2012 he delivered the Namboodiri Lecture at the University of Chicago and was
awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for the years 2011 
2016. Danny
Calegari is the editor of several journal among them Geometry and Topology
and Journal of Topology and Analysis. He has published over 50 papers
and two books and has had six students. 
