Surface diagrams of smooth 4-manifolds

Series: 
Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 005
,  
UGA
Organizer: 
I will describe a new way to depict any smooth, closed oriented 4-manifold using a surface decorated with circles, along with a set of moves that relate any pair of such depictions.