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Ding, Fan; Geiges, Hansjörg; Zhang, Guangjian
On subcritically Stein fillable 5-manifolds
We make some elementary observations concerning subcritically Stein fillable contact structures on $5$-manifolds. Specifically, we determine the diffeomorphism type of such contact manifolds in the case the fundamental group is finite cyclic, and we show that on the $5$-sphere the standard contact structure is the unique subcritically fillable one. More generally, it is shown that subcritically fillable contact structures on simply connected $5$-manifolds are determined by their underlying almost contact structure. Along the way, we discuss the homotopy classification of almost contact structures.

Keywords:subcritically Stein fillable, 5-manifold, almost contact structure, thickening
Categories:53D35, 32Q28, 57M20, 57Q10, 57R17

2. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 508)

Cavicchioli, Alberto; Spaggiari, Fulvia
A Result in Surgery Theory
We study the topological $4$-dimensional surgery problem for a closed connected orientable topological $4$-manifold $X$ with vanishing second homotopy and $\pi_1(X)\cong A * F(r)$, where $A$ has one end and $F(r)$ is the free group of rank $r\ge 1$. Our result is related to a theorem of Krushkal and Lee, and depends on the validity of the Novikov conjecture for such fundamental groups.

Keywords:four-manifolds, homotopy type, obstruction theory, homology with local coefficients, surgery, normal invariant, assembly map
Categories:57N65, 57R67, 57Q10

3. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 535)

Csorba, Péter
On the Simple $\Z_2$-homotopy Types of Graph Complexes and Their Simple $\Z_2$-universality
We prove that the neighborhood complex $\N(G)$, the box complex $\B(G)$, the homomorphism complex $\Hom(K_2,G)$and the Lov\'{a}sz complex $\L(G)$ have the same simple $\Z_2$-homotopy type in the sense of Whitehead. We show that these graph complexes are simple $\Z_2$-universal.

Keywords:graph complexes, simple $\Z_2$-homotopy, universality
Categories:57Q10, 05C10, 55P10

4. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 55)

Dubois, Jérôme
Non Abelian Twisted Reidemeister Torsion for Fibered Knots
In this article, we give an explicit formula to compute the non abelian twisted sign-deter\-mined Reidemeister torsion of the exterior of a fibered knot in terms of its monodromy. As an application, we give explicit formulae for the non abelian Reidemeister torsion of torus knots and of the figure eight knot.

Keywords:Reidemeister torsion, Fibered knots, Knot groups, Representation space, $\SU$, $\SL$, Adjoint representation, Monodromy
Categories:57Q10, 57M27, 57M25

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