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Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar

The fundamental group of the complement of a curve in P^2
Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00-5:00 PM
3866 East Hall Map
The fundamental group of the complement of a curve C in P^2 arises when we consider covers of P^2 whose branch locus is C. We will compute these fundamental groups for some specific examples. We will also describe how the singularities of C (e.g. nodes vs cusps) affect the relations in the fundamental group. Speaker(s): Karen Butt (UM)
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Mathematics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Mathematics