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Symplectic $4$–manifolds, Stein domains, Seiberg–Witten theory and mapping class groups

András I Stipsicz

Geometry & Topology Monographs 19 (2015) 173–200
Abstract

In this survey we review some aspects of the connection between mapping class groups, symplectic 4–manifolds, Stein domains and Lefschetz fibrations on them.

Keywords
mapping class group, symplectic $4$–manifold, Lefschetz fibration, Stein surface, monodromy factorization
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 57R17
Secondary: 57R57
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Received: 28 January 2015
Accepted: 29 January 2015
Published: 29 December 2015
Authors
András I Stipsicz
Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
H-1053 Budapest
Reáltanoda utca 13–15
Hungary