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3-Manifold Seminar: Thin position for knots and Property R October 11, 2016 (02:10 PM PDT - 03:30 PM PDT)
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Location: 939 Evans Hall
Speaker(s) Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)
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Property R states that 0-framed surgery on a knot must be irreducible. An initial step in the proof requires putting the knot into "thin position". We'll discuss this topic and its relation with more general notions in 3-manifold topology.

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