We characterize cutting arcs on ber surfaces that produce new ber surfaces,
and the changes in monodromy resulting from such cuts. As a corollary, we
characterize band surgeries between bered links and introduce an operation called
generalized Hopf banding. We further characterize generalized crossing changes between
bered links, and the resulting changes in monodromy.
This is joint work with Matt Rathbun, Kai Ishihara and Koya Shimokawa
- Topology Seminar