The Geometrization conjecture crystallized our picture of individual 3-manifolds more than 30 years ago, and Perelman’s beautiful proof established it in generality about 7 years ago, but mystery is still abundant. 22 more words

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#### "The evolution of geometric structures on 3-manifolds" by Curtis McMullen

A survey of the geometrization conjecture: its impact, methods for solution, and problems still open.

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#### Thurston talks on geometrization at Harvard

In winter and spring of 2001, Nathan Dunfield and I ran a seminar at Harvard whose purpose was to go through Thurston’s proof of the geometrization theorem for Haken manifolds. 183 more words

#### Bill Thurston

Bill Thurston, who made fundamental contributions to our understanding of low-dimensional manifolds and related structures, died on Tuesday, aged 65.

Perhaps Thurston’s best known achievement is the proof of the… 458 more words

#### Geometrization is fashionable

I have talked about some of the major open problems in mathematics with my MTH 101 students (either in class or outside) and these include the… 318 more words

#### 285G, Lecture 2: The Ricci flow approach to the Poincaré conjecture

In order to motivate the lengthy and detailed analysis of Ricci flow that will occupy the rest of this course, I will spend this lecture giving a high-level overview of Perelman’s Ricci flow-based proof of the… 4,026 more words