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3-manifolds

Lecturer: 
Course Type: 
PhD Course
Academic Year: 
2020-2021
Period: 
October-December
Duration: 
60 h
Description: 

Topics to be covered:

1. Surfaces and their fundamental groups.
2. Mapping class groups and Dehn twists.
3. Constructions of 3-manifolds.
4. Heegard splittings.
5. Fundamental groups of 3-manifolds.
6. JSJ decomposition.
7. Prime decomposition.
8. Dehn's lemma and the sphere theorem.

Location: 
A-136

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