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Branched covers of S^3 and level structures on the Weierstrass family of cubics


Speaker: Christopher Tuffley, U.C. Davis
Location: 3106 MSB
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.