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Date:  Saturday, May 05, 2012
Location:  B 844 East Hall (10:15 AM to 10:45 AM)

Title:  Mapping class groups, homology & finite covers of surfaces

Abstract:   Let S be a orientable surface of negative Euler characteristic. Ã� We will discuss the action of pseudo-Anosov mapping classes of S on the homology of various finite covers of S to which they lift. Ã� We will be particularly interested in finding a lift of each pseudo-Anosov mapping class for which the homological spectral radius is greater than one. Ã� For a given mapping class, we will relate the study of this problem to the topology of the mapping torus.


Speaker:  Thomas Koberda
Institution:  Harvard

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