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Monday, February 08, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Geometry and Topology Seminar

Chern--Simons theory, surface separability, representation volumes, and dominations of 3-manifolds
Shicheng Wang, Peking University,

The talk will start with mapping degree sets and simplicial volumes. We then discuss recent results on virtual representation volumes and on virtual dominations of 3-manifolds, as well as their relations. Time permitted, we may end with the high dimensional applications of representation volumes. This is joint work with P. Derbez, Y. Liu and H. Sun. 


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