Braids, hyperplane arrangements, and Milnor fibrations

Alexander Suciu
Northeastern University

Braid groups, configuration spaces, and hyperplane arrangements have been intertwined since at least the 1960s. I will discuss some of the multiple connections between the combinatorics of an arrangement of complex hyperplanes, the topology of its complement and boundary manifold, and the monodromy of its Milnor fibration, using the braid arrangements as the motivating family of examples.

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