### Smooth Fine Curve Graphs

- Series
- Geometry Topology Student Seminar
- Time
- Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Speaker
- Katherine Booth – Georgia Tech

The curve graph provides a combinatorial perspective to study surfaces. Classic work of Ivanov showed that the automorphisms of this graph are naturally isomorphic to the mapping class group. By dropping isotopies, more recent work of Long-Margalit-Pham-Verberne-Yao shows that there is also a natural isomorphism between the automorphisms of the fine curve graph and the homeomorphism group of the surface. Restricting this graph to smooth curves might appear to be the appropriate object for the diffeomorphism group, but it is not. In this talk, we will discuss why this doesn’t work and some progress towards describing the group of homeomorphisms that is naturally isomorphic to automorphisms of smooth fine curve graphs.