Intro to Branched Covers

Series: 
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
,  
Georgia Tech
Exact Topic TBA.  Talk will be a general survery of branched covers, possibly including covers from the algebraic geometry perspective.  In addition we will look at branched coveres in higher dimensions, in the contact world, and my current research interests.  This talk will be a general survery, so very little background is assumed.