### Generators for the hyperelliptoc Torelli group and the kernel of the integral Burau representation

- Series
- Geometry Topology Seminar
- Time
- Monday, January 14, 2013 - 14:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Dan Margalit – Georgia Institute of Technology

We give a simple generating set for the following three closely related groups: the hypereliptic Torelli group, the kernel of the integral Burau representation, and the fundamental group of the branch locus of the period mapping. Our theorem confirms a conjecture of Hain. This is joint work with Tara Brendle and Andy Putman.