Visualizing low-dimensional manifolds

Visualizing low-dimensional manifolds

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Linh My Truong, Princeton University
Fine Hall 314

Knots, 3-manifolds, and 4-manifolds are fundamental objects in topology. I will describe how to represent these objects using knot diagrams, Heegaard diagrams, and Kirby diagrams. We'll see how these pictures are useful for defining and computing invariants.