Coordinates: JH Michell Theatre in the Richard Berry Building
Speaker: Darryl McCullough (University of Oklahoma)
Title: Diffeomorphisms and Heegaard splittings of 3-manifolds
Abstract: I will discuss diffeomorphism groups of 3-manifolds, with particular focus on my work with Hyam on the Smale Conjecture for elliptic 3-manifolds. It turns out that our work is closely related to some recent joint work with Jesse Johnson on the space of Heegaard splittings, which will also be discussed.
Slides: McCullough_Hyamfest.pdf (217 KB)
Book: Diffeomorphisms of elliptic 3-manifolds (with Sungbok Hong, John Kalliongis, and J. H. Rubinstein), preliminary version.