MATH Seminar: “Involution generators of mapping class groups”, Mustafa Korkmaz, 1:40PM November 29 (EN)

You are cordially invited to the Topology Seminar organized by the Department of Mathematics.

Speaker: Mustafa Korkmaz (METU)
“Involution generators of mapping class groups ”

Abstract: The mapping class group of a surface plays an important role in low dimensional topology. Its various generating sets are known. Since it is not a quotient of a dihedral group, it cannot be generated by two involutions. A generating set consisting of 4-5 involutions has been known for more than 15 years. In this talk I will show how it is generated by 3 involutions.

Date: 29 November, 2021
Time: 13:30 UTC+3

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