School Seminars and Colloquia

One-sided Heegaard splittings

Topology/Geometry

by Loretta Bartolini


Institution: PhD candidate, University of Melbourne
Date: Tue 14th December 2004
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: In the study of 3-manifold topology, Heegaard splittings are a common and well researched approach. However, for many 3-manifolds, an alternative to the usual splitting is possible: a so-called one-sided Heegaard splitting. In comparison to their two-sided counterparts, one-sided splittings have been the basis of very little research. It is the study of the properties of these splittings, particularly in the light of recent developments in two-sided splitting theory, that forms the basis of my current PhD research.

The intention of this talk is to present the concept of one-sided splittings and discuss some of the specific areas that I am investigating. While some knowledge of 3-manifolds and two-sided Heegaard splittings would be useful, I will cover background material that relates directly to the topic.

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