School Seminars and Colloquia

What is the universal cover of a Haken $n$-manifold?

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Bell Foozwell


Institution: Department of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Melbourne
Date: Mon 16th May 2005
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: In 1968, Waldhausen stated that the universal covering space of a Haken
3-manifold has interior homeomorphic to ${\bf R}^3$. We describe a class
of aspherical $n$-dimensional manifolds, called Haken $n$-manifolds and
outline some attempts to modify Waldhausen's proof to show that a Haken
$n$-manifold is covered by ${\bf R}^n$.

For More Information: Craig Hodgson tel: 8344-5553 email: c.hodgson@ms.unimelb.edu.au