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Constructions of Lefschetz fibrations using cyclic group actions


Speaker: Nur Saglam, UC Riverside
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Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Jan 29 2019, 1:30PM

We construct families of Lefschetz fibrations over \( S^2 \) using finite order cyclic group actions on product manifolds \( \Sigma_g \times \Sigma_g \) for \( g \geq 0 \). We also obtain more families of Lefschetz fibrations by applying rational blow-down operation to these Lefschetz fibrations. This is joint work with Anar Akhmedov.