Knotting of algebraic curves in CP2

For any k⩾3, I construct infinitely many pairwise smoothly non-isotopic smooth surfaces homeomorphic to a non-singular algebraic curve of degree 2k, realizing the same homology class as such a curve and having abelian fundamental group ⧹ . This gives an answer to Problem 4.110 in the Kirby list (Kirby, Problems in low-dimensional topology, in: W. Kazez (Ed.), Geometric Topology, AMS/IP Stud. Adv. Math. vol 2.2, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, 1997).


Explicit maximal and minimal curves over finite fields of odd characteristics
Özbudak, Ferruh (2016-11-01)
In this work we present explicit classes of maximal and minimal Artin-Schreier type curves over finite fields having odd characteristics. Our results include the proof of Conjecture 5.9 given in [1] as a very special subcase. We use some techniques developed in [2], which were not used in [1].
Van Kampen theorem for persistent fundamental group
Batan, Mehmet Ali; Pamuk, Mehmetcik; Department of Mathematics (2019)
Persistent homotopy is one of the newest algebraic topology methods in order to understand and capture topological features of discrete objects or point data clouds (the set of points with metric defined on it). On the other hand, in algebraic topology, the Van Kampen Theorem is a great tool to determine fundamental group of complicated spaces in terms of simpler subspaces whose fundamental groups are already known. In this thesis, we show that Van Kampen Theorem is still valid for the persistent fundamenta...
Value sets of bivariate folding polynomials over finite fields
Küçüksakallı, Ömer (2018-11-01)
We find the cardinality of the value sets of polynomial maps associated with simple complex Lie algebras B-2 and G(2) over finite fields. We achieve this by using a characterization of their fixed points in terms of sums of roots of unity.
Universal groups of intermediate growth and their invariant random subgroups
Benli, Mustafa Gökhan; Nagnibeda, Tatiana (2015-07-01)
We exhibit examples of groups of intermediate growth with ergodic continuous invariant random subgroups. The examples are the universal groups associated with a family of groups of intermediate growth.
Automorphisms of curve complexes on nonorientable surfaces
Atalan, Ferihe; Korkmaz, Mustafa (2014-01-01)
For a compact connected nonorientable surface N of genus g with n boundary components, we prove that the natural map from the mapping class group of N to the automorphism group of the curve complex of N is an isomorphism provided that g + n >= 5. We also prove that two curve complexes are isomorphic if and only if the underlying surfaces are diffeomorphic.
Citation Formats
S. Finashin, “Knotting of algebraic curves in CP2,” TOPOLOGY, pp. 47–55, 2002, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: