### An introduction to the combinatorial topology of surfaces

- Series
- Geometry Topology Seminar Pre-talk
- Time
- Monday, August 28, 2023 - 12:45 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 005
- Speaker
- Roberta Shapiro – Georgia Tech

This talk will be an introduction to the theory of surfaces, some tools we use to study surfaces, and some uses of surfaces in "real life". In particular, we will discuss the mapping class group and the curve complex. This talk will be aimed at an audience with a minimal background in low-dimensional topology.