Seminars & Colloquia Calendar
Classical and new plumbings bounding contractible manifolds and homology balls
Oguz Savk (Bogaziçi University)
Location: zoom link: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/96007672653?pwd=UkhZV0l0WWNVenFqY1FYdjVydkVyQT09
Date & time: Tuesday, 06 April 2021 at 3:50PM - 4:50PM
A central problem in low-dimensional topology asks which homology 3-spheres bound contractible 4-manifolds and homology 4-balls. In this talk, we address this problem for plumbed 3-manifolds and we present the classical and new results together. Our approach is based on Mazur’s famous argument which provides a unification of all results in a fairly simple way.