SMS scnews item created by Zhou Zhang at Fri 9 Oct 2015 1110
Type: Seminar
Modified: Fri 16 Oct 2015 0950
Distribution: World
Expiry: 20 Oct 2015
Calendar1: 13 Oct 2015 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 707A
CalTitle1: Mini-Lecture Series
Calendar2: 19 Oct 2015 1100-1200
CalLoc2: Carslaw 707A
CalTitle2: Mini-Lecture Series
Calendar3: 20 Oct 2015 1200-1300
CalLoc3: Carslaw 707A
CalTitle3: Mini-Lecture Series

Mini-Lecture Series: Li -- Embeddings of Surfaces in Differentiable 4-Manifolds

Speaker: Prof.  Banghe Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences) 


(I) Tuesday, Oct.  13, 12NOON--1PM.  

(II) Monday, Oct.  19, 11AM--12NOON 

(III) Tuesday, Oct.  20, 12NOON--1PM 

Room: Carslaw 707A 


Title: Embeddings of Surfaces in Differentiable 4-Manifolds 

Abstract: for surfaces smoothly embedded in 4-manifolds, there is the natural problem of
finding the minimal genera among all those representing a given homology class of the
ambient manifold.  

As a typical problem in the study of 4-manifolds, many important modern techniques
including Donaldson Theory and Seiberg-Witten Theory are used to solve it.  


This is a mini-three-lecture series, aiming at providing an overview of this topic at
the introductory level.  

The content could be adjusted according to the audience.  

Honours and postgraduate students are very welcomed.

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