Friday, May 6, 2022 12:00 PM
Daniil Rudenko (University of Chicago)

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.

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