Prof. Abigail Thompson
Office: 2220 MSB
Telephone: 530-601-4444 ext 4002
Hatcher, 3-manifold topology
Scharlemann, Heegaard Splittings of Compact 3-manifolds
Handbook of Geometric Topology
Rolsen, Knots and Links
Publish or Perish
Princeton University Press
We will start with basic 3-manifold topology, and proceed through some fundamental results in the field through the lens of Heegaard splittings.
There will be two problem sets and a final project.
Office hours are Wednesday 3-5. No office hours on April 16. I can also make appointments outside of the scheduled time.