**Prof. Stefan Friedl**

**Universität Regensburg**

Title of lectures: **Virtual fibering theorem**.

Lecture 1: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 15:30 (about the statement, history and more)

Lecture 2: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 15:30

Lecture 3: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 15:30

The other two lectures will be about the proof, following Prof. Friedl’s paper with Takahiro Kitayama.

**Abstract**: In 2008 Agol showed that a 3-manifold with a certain condition on its fundamental group is virtually fibered, i.e. it has a finite covering that is a surface bundle over the circle. A few years later it was shown by Agol and Wise that the fundamental groups of most 3-manifold satisfy Agol’s condition, i.e. most 3-manifodls are virtually fibered. We will outline a proof of Agol’s theorem following an approach taken by myself and Kitayama.

Light refreshments will be given before the talks in the Faculty lounge on the 8th floor.