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Thu, Oct 28, 2021


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Math Seminar Series  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Student Geometry/Topology

Tristan Wells, Michigan State University, will be speaking.

The seminar title is "Crash Course on Handles and 4 Manifolds."

Contact Danika Vanniel (vannield@msu.edu) for more information.

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.

more information...


Location: Online via Zoom [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Department of Mathematics
Contact: Department of Mathematics
phone pic (517) 353-0844