Classification of Closed Surfaces


Sanjay Kumar Singh School of Mathematics Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road Mumbai 40000


Friday, 24 July 2009 (All day)


  • A-212 (STCS Seminar Room)
The classification theorem of closed surfaces states that any closed surface is homomorphic to some member of one of these three families:

1. the sphere
2. the connected sum of n tori
3. the connected sum of k real projective planes