On embedding circle-bundles in four-manifolds

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In this paper, we demonstrate an obstruction to finding certain splittings of four-manifolds along sufficiently twisted circle bundles over Riemann surfaces, arising from Seiberg-Witten theory. These obstructions are used to show a non-splitting result for algebraic surfaces of general type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-669
Number of pages13
JournalMathematical Research Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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