Department of Mathematics
Abstract: We will discuss the fundamental groups, braid monodromy, Zariski--van Kampen theorem, and the relation between the braid monodromy, dessins, and the j-invariant, implying that the monodromy group is one of genus zero and imposing strong restrictions on the fundamental group. Another application of this ideology is the concept of universal (for a given fundamental group) trigonal curve.
Date: Friday, APRIL 1, 2016
Place: Mathematics Seminar Room
You are most cordially invited
Tea and cookies will be served before the seminar.