Department of Mathematics
On representation varieties of 3-manifold groups
- Author(s): Millson, John J.
- Kapovich, Michael
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://arxiv.org/pdf/1303.2347.pdf
We prove universality theorems ("Murphy's Laws") for representation schemes of fundamental groups of closed 3-dimensional manifolds. We show that germs of SL(2,C)-representation schemes of such groups are essentially the same as germs of schemes of over rational numbers.