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    • The Liftable Mapping Class Group 

      Ghaswala, Tyrone (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-19)
      Broadly, this thesis lies at the interface of mapping class groups and covering spaces. The foundations of this area were laid down in the early 1970s by Birman and Hilden. Building on these foundations, there has been a ...
    • Trisections of non-orientable 4-manifolds 

      Naylor, Patrick (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-24)
      Broadly, this thesis is concerned with trying to understand 4-manifolds through 3-dimensional techniques. From the point of view of smooth manifolds, dimension four is quite unique; one striking illustration of this is the ...


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