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Seifert surfaces and point-pushing


Speaker: Jessica Banks, UQAM
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Apr 29 2014, 3:10PM

The majority of work on Seifert surfaces focuses on those for non-split links. In this talk we will make a foray into the land of Seifert surfaces for split links. Along the way we will consider Seifert surfaces for non-split links in R^3, and take a look at the Birman exact sequence in 3-manifolds.