Category Archives: Group theory

Topologized Fundamental Groups: The Whisker Topology, Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2, I gave detailed introductory exposition about the whisker topology on the fundamental group. In general, this topologized fundamental group is a left topological group and therefore a homogeneous space. Moreover, whenever this group is … 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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The Griffiths twin cone and the harmonic archipelago have isomorphic fundamental group (Part 1)

This is a guest post by Sam Corson, who is a Heibronn Fellow at the University of Bristol. This first post will provide background on the infinite word combinatorics which are used in the description of the fundamental group of … Continue reading

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