Oral Comprehensive Exam

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, April 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech

The actual talk will be 40 minutes.  Note the unusual time.

The theorem of Birman and Hilden relates the mapping class group of a surface and its image under a covering map.  I'll explore when we can extend the original theorem and possible applications for further work.