CMSA Special Quantum Matter/Quantum Math Seminar: Cutting and pasting 4-manifolds

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March 3, 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10
Address: 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Speaker:

Robert Gompf - UT Austin

We will discuss techniques topologists use for understanding 4-manifolds obtained by cut-and-paste constructions. The hope is that these techniques may be useful for understanding 4-dimensional topological field theories.