I am not very familiar with knot theory nor with minimal surfaces, so I already apologize if my question appears too naive or simple :). I am trying to do the following: Starting from a real ...
I believe many such links can be constructed by looking at a foliation similar to the hopf fibration, but the wrapping leaves replaced with $(p,q)$ torus knots. However, I'm interested in particular ...
I have a question on Theorem 2.3 on page 34 of Hatcher's notes on 3-manifolds: Hatcher: Notes on Basic 3-Manifold Topology. Regarding the class d), it follows from Proposition 2.1 on page 31, that $M(...
Are computations of the mapping class groups of small Seifert-fibred 3-manifolds recorded in some convenient location? For most Seifert manifolds working out the mapping class group is easy-enough (...
Is there an easy classification (and proof) of the possible branched covers between Seifert fibered integer homology spheres which are fiber-preserving and branched over fibers (or at least what the ...
In a somewhat limited setting, a Seifert Fibre Space is a 3-manifold $M$ with a "nice" decomposition into circles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seifert_fiber_space). That is, $M$ is decomposed into ...
Consider a Seifert fiber space. Is it always possible to find a finite cover that is a circle bundle and the preimage of any fiber is a finite union of circles?