1. 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 

2. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 52)
 Edmonds, Allan L.

Embedding Coverings in Bundles
If $V\to X$ is a vector bundle of fiber dimension $k$ and $Y\to X$
is a finite sheeted covering map of degree $d$, the implications
for the Euler class $e(V)$ in $H^k(X)$ of $V$ implied by the
existence of an embedding $Y\to V$ lifting the covering map are
explored. In particular it is proved that $dd'e(V)=0$ where $d'$
is a certain divisor of $d1$, and often $d'=1$.
Categories:57M10, 55R25, 55S40, 57N35 
