Surgery for Amateurs

Duncan McCoy (University of Glasgow)

Friday 24th October, 2014 16:00-17:00 Maths 416


After giving the necessary topological background, I will describe what it means to perform surgery on a manifold and attempt to explain why one might want to surger things.  Time permitting, I will give some applications to n-dimensional manifolds, where n will probably be 3.

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