Three-dimensional manifolds

We will read and discuss some papers on the topology of three-manifolds. We'll look at a mix of "classical" work and more recent papers. Here are a few ideas for readings. Some are classical/foundational and others are more recent. They're grouped roughly by subject with something classical and something more recent under each heading. More may be posted later. Links should work on campus, or off-campus, using PassKey.

"Cut-and-paste" three-manifold topology

Fibered and virtually fibered three-manifolds

The simple loop conjecture

Thurston geometries

This page will be updated with more readings as they occur to me, and (once we get started this fall) a schedule.
Jason Manning's home page.

Last Updated 2020-08-27