Oral Comprehensive Exam

Series: 
Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, April 18, 2011 - 13:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech

The actual talk will be 40 minutes.  Note the unusual time.

The theorem of Birman and Hilden relates the mapping class group of a surface and its image under a covering map.  I'll explore when we can extend the original theorem and possible applications for further work.