School Seminars and Colloquia

Haken $n$-Manifolds

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Bell Foozwell


Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Wed 31st October 2007
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building

Abstract: I will discuss how we generalise the main properties of Haken 3-manifolds to arbitrary dimensions, and consider the following questions: Can we solve the word problem for Haken $n$-manifolds? What is the universal covering space of a Haken $n$-manifold?

I will describe some examples of Haken 4-manifolds, and list some problems for further work in this area.

For More Information: Lawrence Reeves: L.Reeves@ms.unimelb.edu.au