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Topology Seminar

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Biji Wong, Brandeis: Seiberg-Witten & Turaev torsion invariants of 3-orbifolds

Abstract: We construct a torsion invariant of 3-orbifolds with singular set a link. It generalizes the Turaev torsion invariant of 3-manifolds, and gives more information than Baldridge’s Seiberg-Witten orbifold invariant. Furthermore, when the singular set is a nullhomologous knot, the invariant not only recovers the Turaev torsion invariant of the underlying 3-manifold, but also detects the isotropy group associated to the knot, and the Turaev torsion invariant of the exterior.


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Wed Apr 6, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
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Exley Science Center Tower ESC 638
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45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT United States
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Wesleyan Mathematics & Computer Science Department
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