Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  Tristan Wells, Michigan State University
  •  Crash Course on Handles and 4 Manifolds
  •  03/17/2021
  •  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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  •  Danika Vanniel (vannield@msu.edu)

Abstract: I will quickly introduce some background of 4 manifolds and their important characteristics, like the intersection form. Then I will roughly follow chapter 4 of Gompf and Stipsicz book on 4 manifolds, chapters 4 and 5, in formulating handle decompositions of 4 manifolds. After considering handle moves, I will then mention how this tool is useful in knot theory and surgery on 3 and 4 manifolds. https://msu.zoom.us/j/91485321701 Password: SGTS

 

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