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12:00 pm

A nonorientable version of the Milnor Conjecture (Cornelia A. Van Cott, USF)

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Roberts North 104, CMC, 320 E. 9th St.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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In 1968, Milnor famously conjectured that the smooth 4-genus of the torus knot T(p,q) is given by (p-1)(q-1)/2. This conjecture was first verified by Kronheimer and Mrowka in 1993 and has received several other proofs since then. In this talk, we discuss a nonorientable analogue of this conjecture, first formulated by Josh Batson. We prove […]

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