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When we look out on a clear night, the universe seems infinite. Yet this infinity might be an illusion. Jeff Weeks uses interactive 3D graphics and satellite data to illustrate possible shapes for space, and explains what Bill Thurston's pioneering discoveries say about the curvature of space, June 24, 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.