CARMA CAT(0) Seminar

1:00 pm

Tuesday, 15th Jun 2010

V205, Mathematics Building

Dr Matthew Skerritt

(School of Science, STEM College, RMIT University)

The Royal Road to Hyperbolic Geometry

Hyperbolic geometry will be introduced, and visualised via the Cinderella software suite. Simple constructions will be performed and compared and contrasted to with Euclidean geometry. Constructions and examples will be quite elementary. Audience participation, specifically suggestions for constructions to attempt, during the demonstration is actively encouraged.The speaker apologises in advance for not being nearly as knowledgeable of the subject as he probably ought to be.