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Now I’ll begin to post material from the book proper. Here is the first section of Chapter I. I’m going to try to post stuff in bite-size pieces like this, rather than a whole chapter at a time. Of course, … Continue reading
Wolfgang Luck, Diarmuid Crowley and Tibor Macko are organizing a summer school in Bonn on The Topology of High-Dimensional Manifolds. It takes place August 26-30. Below I reproduce some of the prerequisite and reference material from the event’s web site. … Continue reading
This is the start screen from the Flash Game Alan Probe: Amateur Surgeon. (I won’t include a link, but Google should find it for you.) The surgery process is a somewhat drastic one, which can significantly change the homotopy type … Continue reading
To get started, I am posting the preface to Surgery for Amateurs as I drafted it last time I wrote, in about 2005. Here is the link. Comments are welcome!