|Title||Quasi-Fuchsian checkerboard surfaces|
|Presenter||Joshua Howie (Monash University)|
|Author(s)||Joshua Howie, Jessica Purcell|
Weakly generalised alternating knots and links were introduced in the speaker's PhD thesis. Links in this class have alternating diagrams on closed orientable surfaces in the 3-sphere. Several geometric properties of the complements of planar alternating knots carry over to this new class. In particular, we show that in many cases where the knot complements are hyperbolic, both the associated checkerboard surfaces are quasi-Fuchsian.