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Geometric realizations of mapping class groups and circle groupsSpecial Events
|Speaker:||Vladimir Markovic, University of Warwick|
|Start time:||Mon, Jan 30 2006, 2:00PM|
In this talk I will describe the problem of lifting the mapping class group of a given manifold to the corresponding group of homeomorphisms and state some known application to low dimensional topology (up to the dimension four). I will also talk about the analytical aspects of this problem. Various applications will be mentioned including the classification of transitive circle groups.