 Info
Gerrit
Smith
PhD Candidate
335 Ritter Hall
Work:
(314) 9773639
Education:

2017 PhD Mathematics, SLU (expected in May)

2013 MA Mathematics, SLU

2011 BS Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics, SLU
Research Interests:

Topology:

Stable Geometric Topology of 4Manifolds
Geometric topology of smooth 4manifolds up to stablization with S^{2}xS^{2}
Consider a separating 3dimensional submanifold of a smooth 4dimensional manifold whose fundamental group is mapped injectively into the fundamental group of the 4manifold. The Seifertâ€“van Kampen theorem implies the fundamental group of the 4manifold has an amalgamated product structure. This work attempts to characterize when the converse holds, allowing for stabilization of the 4manifold by forming the connected sum with S^{2}xS^{2} factors. When such decompositions can be realized geometrically, uniqueness of the decomposition is characterized.


April
Su  Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa 
      1 
2  3  4  5  6  7  8 
9  10  11  12  13  14  15 
16  17  18  19  20  21  22 
23  24  25  26  27  28  29 
30       

Math/CS Club
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Field trip to Cortex Innovation Center

PhD Oral Defense
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Realizing Injective Splittings of Stable 4Manifolds
Gerrit Smith, SLU

Geometry/ Topology Seminar
Tue, May 02, 2017
The Causal Boundary Construction for Spacetimes, 11
Stacey Harris, SLU

Colloquium
Fri, May 05, 2017
Gilbreath Knots
Jacqueline JensenVallin, Lamar University

Annual Awards Ceremony
Fri, May 05, 2017
Letâ€™s Get Knotty!
Jacqueline JensenVallin, Lamar University
