Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

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The Milnor Fiber Conjecture and iterated branched cyclic covers

Author: P. J. Lamberson
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 361 (2009), 4653-4681
MSC (2000): Primary 14B05, 32S55; Secondary 32S25, 32S50, 57M12, 57N10
Published electronically: April 15, 2009
MathSciNet review: 2506423
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Abstract: In this paper we prove the Milnor Fiber Conjecture of Neumann and Wahl for a class of isolated complete intersection singularities obtained by taking iterated branched cyclic covers of the singularity link. We also show that if the Milnor Fiber Conjecture holds for a given splice diagram, then it holds for any equivalent diagram satisfying the semigroup condition. We illustrate the application of these theorems in an example and discuss the relationship of these singularities with Neumann and Wahl's Splice Type Conjecture.

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P. J. Lamberson
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027
Address at time of publication: Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Received by editor(s): June 25, 2007
Published electronically: April 15, 2009
Additional Notes: This work was carried out while the author was a Ph.D. student at Columbia University, supported by a graduate fellowship. Part of this research was completed while the author was supported by the Carl B. Boyer Memorial Fellowship. The author wishes to thank Walter Neumann for invaluable guidance in conducting this research.
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