Event time:

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 9:30am to Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 7:00pm

Location:

206 LOM

Speaker:

Yoav Moriah

Speaker affiliation:

Technion

Event description:

A progress report on joint work with Eric Sedgwick.

It may come as a surprise to low dimensional topologists that

there is no known example of a 3-manifold with a non-minimal genus

Heegaard splitting of distance one. We describe an infinite family of

manifolds having Heegaard splittings which are candidates to be distance

one. In the process we also reveal why finding such examples is so

elusive.

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