Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars
Branched covers of S^3 and level structures on the Weierstrass family of cubicsGeometry/Topology
|Speaker:||Christopher Tuffley, U.C. Davis|
|Start time:||Wed, Jan 11 2006, 4:10PM|
We'll take a topological look at a problem from algebraic geometry, concerning covers of a family of elliptic curves, and gain insight into branched covers of S^3, with monodromy in SL(2,Z/nZ) and branch locus the trefoil knot.