Around the Berge conjecture

Dr J. Greene (Boston College)

Tuesday 16th July, 2013 16:00-17:00 Mathematics 417


I will talk about a beautiful conjecture of Berge that seeks to classify all the ways to produce the simplest 3-manifolds by the simplest 3-dimensional topological operation. I will focus on the solution of the realization problem, a derivative of the Berge conjecture, which describes exactly which 3-manifolds you can get.

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