Speaker: Dennis Garity
Abstract: This is the second of two talks on certain 3-manifolds that are increasing unions of solid tori. Recently, in a joint paper with Repovs and Wright, we produced infinite classes of such manifolds that were unions of 2 copies of 3-space, and infinite classes that were not such unions. In the first talk, I introduced some of the background information needed including properties of manifolds that are increasing unions of tori and
some simple characterizations of 3-dimensional Euclidean space. In this second talk, I will provide more details on the results from the recent paper.