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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 11 January 2021

Emmanuel Ogundimu:

1:00pm, CM107

Contact georgios.karagiannis@durham.ac.uk, konstantinos.perrakis@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Raphael Zentner: SU(2)-representations of 3-manifold groups

1:00pm, Zoom

SU(2)-representations of the fundamental groups of
3-dimensional manifolds, and in particular such which have the same
homology groups as the 3-sphere, have played a prominent role in
low-dimensional topology in the past decades. An appeal stems from the
fact that the existence of such representations sometimes comes by very
indirect means from interaction with 4-manifold topology. We will review
some history, explain its relationship with gauge theory, and discuss
some recent results.

Contact jack.g.shotton@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.