Category Archives: Algebraic Topology

Visualizing the Hopf Fibration

This is a guest post by Patrick Gillespie, who is currently a 2nd year Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The Hopf map is a classical example of a non-trivial fiber bundle. There are many great visualizations of … Continue reading

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What is a semicovering map?

I’ve heard twice in the past year from folks who study non-Archimedian geometry and have found connections to “semicoverings,” which are a generalization of covering maps used in wild topology. The questions I received had me revisiting the basics and … Continue reading

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The Griffiths twin cone and the harmonic archipelago have isomorphic fundamental group (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a guest post by Sam Corson, who is a Heibronn Fellow at the University of Bristol. It will be helpful to read Part 1 first. We will furthermore overload the notation used for word concatenation … Continue reading

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