A discussion of the the Lickorish Wallace Theorem

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 13:55
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
The Lickorish Wallace Theorem states that any closed 3-manifold is the result of a +/- 1-surgery on a link in S^3. I shall discuss the relevant definitions, and present the proof as outlined in Rolfsen's text 'Knots and Links' and Lickorish's 'Introduction to Knot Theory'.