Séminaire Géométrie et groupes discrets
# Generalized cusps on convex projective manifolds

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Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)
### Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane

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Description

A convex projective manifold C = Ω/Γ is the quotient of convex subset of projective space, Ω, by a discrete group of projective transformations Γ ⊂ PGL(n+1,R). A generalized cusp in dimension 3 is a convex projective manifold that is the product of a ray and a torus. The holonomy centralizes a 1-parameter subgroup of PGL(n,R). I have shown: A generalized cusp on a properly convex projective 3-dimensional manifold is projectively equivalent to one of 4 possible cusps.

For a generalized cusp C = Ω/Γ in dimension n, we require that ∂C is compact and strictly convex (contains no line segment) and that there is a diffeomorphism h : [0,∞) × ∂C → C. Together with Sam Ballas and Daryl Cooper we have classified generalized cusps in dimension n, and explored new geometries arising from such cusps. We show the holonomy of a generalized cusp is a lattice in one of a family of Lie groups G(λ) parameterized by a point λ = (λ_{1}, ..., λ_{n}) ∈ R^{n}. More generally a maximal-rank cusp in a hyperbolic n-orbifold is determined by the similarity class of lattice in Isom(E^{n-1}).

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