Boundary-reducing surgeries and bridge number

Kenneth L. Baker, R. Sean Bowman, John Luecke

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Let M be a 3–dimensional handlebody of genus g > 1. This paper gives examples of hyperbolic knots in M with arbitrarily large genus g bridge number which admit Dehn surgeries which yield boundary-reducible manifolds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1417-1472
Number of pages56
JournalCommunications in Analysis and Geometry
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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