The (2,1)-cable of the figure-eight knot is not smoothly slice

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Date: 12/9/22
Speaker :JungHwan Park

AGDT Seminar

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    Abstract: We prove that the (2,1)-cable of the figure-eight knot is not smoothly slice by showing that its branched double cover bounds no equivariant homology ball. This answers a forty-year-old question posed by Kawauchi. This is joint work with Irving Dai, Sungkyung Kang, Abhishek Mallick, and Matthew Stoffregen.

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