Let M be a compact irreducible 3-manifold that is neither a graph manifold nor a hyperbolic manifold. Dani Wise of McGill University proves that the fundamental group of M is virtually special, June 25, 2014 at the Bill Thurston Legacy Conference.

The conference, "What's Next? The mathematical legacy of Bill Thurston," held at Cornell June 23-27, 2014, brought together mathematicians from a broad spectrum of areas to describe recent advances and explore future directions motivated by Thurston's transformative ideas.

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