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A symplectic manifold homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to $\mathbb{C`P}\mskip-2mu^2 \mskip1mu\#\mskip2mu 3{\mskip2mu\overline{\mskip-2mu\mathbb{C`P}\mskip-3mu}\mskip1mu}^2$

Scott Baldridge and Paul Kirk

Geometry & Topology 12 (2008) 919–940
Abstract

In this article we construct a minimal symplectic 4–manifold and prove it is homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to 2#3¯2.

Keywords
symplectic topology, Luttinger surgery, fundamental group, 4-manifold
Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 57R17
Secondary: 57M05, 54D05
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Publication
Received: 16 January 2008
Accepted: 13 February 2008
Published: 12 May 2008
Proposed: John Morgan
Seconded: Ron Fintushel, Ron Stern
Authors
Scott Baldridge
Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Paul Kirk
Department of Mathematics
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405