Lectures on 4-manifold theory

Speaker:Selman Akbulut
Venue:Shuangqing A513

Abstract:This is a mini lecture on 4-manifold theory.  It will cover topics in 4-dimensional topology including: handlebodies of smooth 4-manifolds, constructing exotic 4-manifolds and exotic surfaces, fundamental pieces of 4-manifolds (corks, anticorks and plugs) , slice genus and shake slice genus.  Several important conjectures will also be discussed.


[A] S. Akbulut, 4-Manifolds, OxfordUP (2016)70. [R] S. Akbulut,

[R] https://selmanakbulut.com/vita/pub.html