1. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 526)
 Heil, Wolfgang; Wang, Dongxu

On $3$manifolds with Torus or Klein Bottle Category Two
A subset $W$ of a closed manifold $M$ is $K$contractible, where $K$
is a torus or Kleinbottle, if the inclusion $W\rightarrow M$ factors
homotopically through a map to $K$. The image of $\pi_1 (W)$ (for any
base point) is a subgroup of $\pi_1 (M)$ that is isomorphic to a
subgroup of a quotient group of $\pi_1 (K)$. Subsets of $M$ with this
latter property are called $\mathcal{G}_K$contractible. We obtain a
list of the closed $3$manifolds that can be covered by two open
$\mathcal{G}_K$contractible subsets. This is applied to obtain a list
of the possible closed prime $3$manifolds that can be covered by two
open $K$contractible subsets.
Keywords:LusternikSchnirelmann category, coverings of $3$manifolds by open $K$contractible sets Categories:57N10, 55M30, 57M27, 57N16 

2. CMB 2012 (vol 56 pp. 737)
 Elliott, George A.; Niu, Zhuang

On the Radius of Comparison of a Commutative C*algebra
Let $X$ be a compact metric space. A lower bound for the radius of
comparison of the C*algebra $\operatorname{C}(X)$ is given in terms of
$\operatorname{dim}_{\mathbb{Q}} X$, where $\operatorname{dim}_{\mathbb{Q}} X $ is
the cohomological dimension with rational coefficients. If
$\operatorname{dim}_{\mathbb{Q}} X =\operatorname{dim} X=d$, then the
radius of comparison of the C*algebra $\operatorname{C}(X)$ is $\max\{0, (d1)/21\}$ if $d$ is odd, and must be either $d/21$ or $d/22$ if $d$ is even (the possibility of $d/21$ does occur, but we do not know if the possibility of $d/22$ also can occur).
Keywords:Cuntz semigroup, comparison radius, cohomology dimension, covering dimension 

3. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 42)
 Fonf, Vladimir P.; Zanco, Clemente

Covering the Unit Sphere of Certain Banach Spaces by Sequences of Slices and Balls
e prove that, given any covering of any infinitedimensional Hilbert space $H$ by countably many closed balls, some point exists in $H$ which belongs to infinitely many balls. We do that by characterizing isomorphically polyhedral separable Banach spaces as those whose unit sphere admits a pointfinite covering by the union of countably many slices of the unit ball.
Keywords:point finite coverings, slices, polyhedral spaces, Hilbert spaces Categories:46B20, 46C05, 52C17 

4. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 424)
 Martini, Horst; Spirova, Margarita

Covering Discs in Minkowski Planes
We investigate the following version of the circle covering
problem in strictly convex (normed or) Minkowski planes: to cover
a circle of largest possible diameter by $k$ unit circles. In
particular, we study the cases $k=3$, $k=4$, and $k=7$. For $k=3$
and $k=4$, the diameters under consideration are described in
terms of sidelengths and circumradii of certain inscribed regular
triangles or quadrangles. This yields also simple explanations of
geometric meanings that the corresponding homothety ratios have.
It turns out that basic notions from Minkowski geometry play an
essential role in our proofs, namely Minkowskian bisectors,
$d$segments, and the monotonicity lemma.
Keywords:affine regular polygon, bisector, circle covering problem, circumradius, $d$segment, Minkowski plane, (strictly convex) normed plane Categories:46B20, 52A21, 52C15 

5. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 180)
 Cynk, Sławomir; Meyer, Christian

Geometry and Arithmetic of Certain Double Octic CalabiYau Manifolds
We study CalabiYau manifolds constructed as double coverings of
$\mathbb{P}^3$ branched along an octic surface. We give a list of 87
examples corresponding to arrangements of eight planes defined over
$\mathbb{Q}$. The Hodge numbers are computed for all examples. There are
10 rigid CalabiYau manifolds and 14 families with $h^{1,2}=1$. The
modularity conjecture is verified for all the rigid examples.
Keywords:CalabiYau, double coverings, modular forms Categories:14G10, 14J32 

6. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 634)
 Lagarias, Jeffrey C.; Pleasants, Peter A. B.

Local Complexity of Delone Sets and Crystallinity
This paper characterizes when a Delone set $X$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is an
ideal crystal in terms of restrictions on the number of its local
patches of a given size or on the heterogeneity of their distribution.
For a Delone set $X$, let $N_X (T)$ count the number of
translationinequivalent patches of radius $T$ in $X$ and let
$M_X(T)$ be the minimum radius such that every closed ball of radius
$M_X(T)$ contains the center of a patch of every one of these kinds.
We show that for each of these functions there is a
``gap in the spectrum'' of possible growth rates between being
bounded and having linear growth, and that having sufficiently
slow linear growth is equivalent to $X$ being an ideal crystal.
Explicitly, for $N_X(T)$, if $R$ is the covering radius of $X$
then either $N_X(T)$ is bounded or $N_X (T) \ge T/2R$ for all $T>0$.
The constant $1/2R$ in this bound is best possible in all dimensions.
For $M_X(T)$, either $M_X(T)$ is bounded or $M_X(T)\ge T/3$ for all $T>0$.
Examples show that the constant $1/3$ in this bound cannot be replaced by
any number exceeding $1/2$. We also show that every aperiodic Delone
set $X$ has $M_X(T)\ge c(n) T$ for all $T>0$, for a certain constant $c(n)$
which depends on the dimension $n$ of $X$ and is $>1/3$ when $n>1$.
Keywords:aperiodic set, Delone set, packingcovering constant, sphere packing Categories:52C23, 52C17 

7. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 268)
 Bogley, W. A.; Gilbert, N. D.; Howie, James

Cockcroft Properties of Thompson's Group
In a study of the word problem for groups, R.~J.~Thompson
considered a certain group $F$ of selfhomeomorphisms of the Cantor
set and showed, among other things, that $F$ is finitely presented.
Using results of K.~S.~Brown and R.~Geoghegan, M.~N.~Dyer showed
that $F$ is the fundamental group of a finite twocomplex $Z^2$
having Euler characteristic one and which is {\em Cockcroft}, in
the sense that each map of the twosphere into $Z^2$ is
homologically trivial. We show that no proper covering complex of
$Z^2$ is Cockcroft. A general result on Cockcroft properties
implies that no proper regular covering complex of any finite
twocomplex with fundamental group $F$ is Cockcroft.
Keywords:twocomplex, covering space, Cockcroft twocomplex, Thompson's group Categories:57M20, 20F38, 57M10, 20F34 

8. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 309)
 Hillman, J. A.; Sakuma, M.

On the homology of finite abelian coverings of links
Let $A$ be a finite abelian group and $M$ be a
branched cover of an homology $3$sphere, branched over a link $L$,
with covering group $A$. We show that $H_1(M;Z[1/A])$ is determined
as a $Z[1/A][A]$module by the Alexander ideals of $L$ and certain
ideal class invariants.
Keywords:Alexander ideal, branched covering, Dedekind domain,, knot, link. Category:57M25 
