Breadth in Contemporary Topology
About this Title
David T. Gay, University of Georgia, Athens, GA and Weiwei Wu, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Editors
Publication: Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics
Publication Year: 2019; Volume 102
ISBNs: 978-1-4704-4249-1 (print); 978-1-4704-5259-9 (online)
MathSciNet review: MR3966411
MSC: Primary 57-06
This volume contains the proceedings of the 2017 Georgia International Topology Conference, held from May 22–June 2, 2017, at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
The papers contained in this volume cover topics ranging from symplectic topology to classical knot theory to topology of 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds to geometric group theory. Several papers focus on open problems, while other papers present new and insightful proofs of classical results.
Taken as a whole, this volume captures the spirit of the conference, both in terms of public lectures and informal conversations, and presents a sampling of some of the great new ideas generated in topology over the preceding eight years.
Graduate students and researchers interested in topology.
Table of Contents
- Ian Agol and Vyacheslav Krushkal – Structure of the flow and Yamada polynomials of cubic graphs
- R. Baykur – Inequivalent Lefschetz fibrations on rational and ruled surfaces
- Hans Boden and Andrew Nicas – Virtual and welded periods of classical knots
- Roger Casals and John Etnyre – Transverse universal links
- Stefan Friedl, Wolfgang Lück and Stephan Tillmann – Groups and polytopes
- David Gay – Functions on surfaces and constructions of manifolds in dimensions three, four and five
- J. Grigsby – On braided, banded surfaces and ribbon obstructions
- Jonathan Hanselman, Çağatay Kutluhan and Tye Lidman – A remark on the geography problem in Heegaard Floer homology
- Kristen Hendricks and Jennifer Hom – A note on knot concordance and involutive knot Floer homology
- Çağatay Kutluhan, Gordana Matić, Jeremy Van Horn-Morris and Andy Wand – A Heegaard Floer analog of algebraic torsion
- Kathryn Mann and Bena Tshishiku – Realization problems for diffeomorphism groups
- Dan Margalit – Problems, questions, and conjectures about mapping class groups
- John Pardon – Totally disconnected groups (not) acting on two-manifolds
- Paul Seidel – Fukaya $A_\infty $-structures associated to Lefschetz fibrations. IV