Comments on: Group theory, as told by a Heegaard splitter, Part 3
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Recent Progress and Open ProblemsSat, 15 Mar 2008 00:35:22 +0000
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By: Ian Agol
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Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:35:22 +0000http://ldtopology.wordpress.com/?p=44#comment-67Indeed, Makanin ignored Stallings’ advice and recently posted a paper purporting to prove the Poincare conjecture using the splitting homomorphisms: http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/0711.3706
The paper is difficult to read, partly because he seems to have used MS Word to produce it.
Makanin is an expert on geometric group theory and equations over the free group
(he developed Makanin-Razborov diagrams which are a useful technical tool for studying
homomorphisms to free groups).
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