The Triangle Topology Seminar is a joint seminar between Duke, NCSU, and UNC, meeting on selected Tuesdays. Some talks are preceded by an informal pretalk seminar aimed at graduate students. For more information, including information on how to be added to the seminar mailing list, please see here: https://services.math.duke.edu/~maabel/seminar.html
Alex Zupan (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
The Andrews-Curtis Conjecture, proposed in the 1960s, asserts that every balanced presentation of the trivial group can be simplified with a set of moves, called Andrew-Curtis moves. Every handle...