What's so complicated about low-dimensional bordism categories?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 15:00 to 15:51
427 Thackeray Hall
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Jason DeBlois

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This will be a tangible and elementary talk on some basic aspects of the topology of 2- and 3-dimensional manifolds. I will relate it to the notion of bordism mentioned in the title, and perhaps throw in a little TQFT for good measure.

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