## Non-existence of epimorphisms between certain genus two handlebody-knot groups (Ryo Nikkuni, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)

### March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

For two genus $g$ handlebody-knots $H_{1}$ and $H_{2}$, we denote $H_{1} \geq H_{2}$ if there exists an epimorphism from the fundamental group of the handlebody-knot complement of $H_{1}$ onto the one of $H_{2}$. In the case of $g = 1$, this order is a partial order on the set of prime knots and has been determined up to $11$ crossings by Kitano-Suzuki and Horie-Kitano-Matsumoto-Suzuki. In this talk, we consider the case of $g = 2$ and exhibit a lot of ordered pairs of irreducible genus $2$ handlebody-knots in the Ishii-Kishimoto-Moriuchi-Suzuki table up to $6$ crossings, each of which does not admit this order. This is a joint work with Y. Ozawa and M. Suzuki.