Bridge numbers of links and meridian ranks of link groups

Start: 11/01/2011 - 3:00pm
End  : 11/01/2011 - 4:00pm

Topology Seminar

Yeonhee Jang, Hiroshima University, Japan


A question posed by Cappell and Shaneson asks whether the bridge number of a given link equals the minimal number of meridian generators of its group. We give a positive answer to this question for certain links containing all arborescent links.

Millikan 211, Pomona College

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