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### Is there a way to classify incompressible surfaces in $\Sigma \times [0,1]$ ?

Is there a way to classify incompressible surfaces in $\Sigma \times [0,1]$ where $\Sigma$ is any closed surface? I know of the Hatcher-Thurston classification of incompressible surfaces in 2-bridge ...

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### compressibility of Seifert surface after 0-surgery

Gabai's solution of the Property R conjecture shows that a minimal genus Seifert surface of a knot, capped off in the 0-framed surgery along that knot, is of minimal genus in its homology class. In ...

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### Example of hyperbolic 3-fold with no embedded incompressible subsurfaces

Kahn-Markovic show that every hyperbolic 3-fold contains
an immersed $\pi_1$ injective surface. Are there any known examples
of hyperbolic 3-folds that do not contain a embedded $\pi_1$ injective
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### Incompressible surfaces in an open subset of R^3

Let $U$ be a connected open subset of $\mathbb R^3$. Furthermore, we have:
$\mathbb R^3\setminus U$ has exactly two connected components (thus by Alexander duality, $H_2(U;\mathbb Z)=\mathbb Z$).
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