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Calendar1: 9 Dec 2015 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Exact sequences of braid and mapping class groups
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Geometry & Topology
Exact sequences of braid and mapping class groups
Jon Berrick (Yale-NUS College)
Wednesday 9 December 2015 from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A
Please join us for lunch after the talk!
This talk describes a cluster of work, mostly at NUS, on exact sequences
that relate braid groups, mapping class groups of surfaces, and homotopy
groups of spheres. I'll try to make it accessible to non-specialists.