**Course Description**:

MT8832 is a research-oriented graduate course on Geometry and Topology.
Topics for this course vary each year depending on the instructors. Topics this
year are topology of 3-manifolds and the theory of taut foliations. I am planning
to cover some basics of 3-manifold topology in the first half of the course
and then foliations of 3-manifolds in the seond half.

**Instructor**:

Prof. Tao Li; Office: Maloney 542;
Phone: 617-552-3767; Email: taoli@bc.edu

**Lectures**:

MWF 2:00 - 2:50 pm, Maloney Hall 560

**Office Hours:**

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 - 11:30 am; Thursday: 3:00
- 4:00 pm |

**Website:
**https://www2.bc.edu/tao-li/Syllabus.html

**Some references on 3-manifold topology**:
by John Hempel, published by the AMS.

3-manifold

**Some references on foliations**:

* Foliations and the geometry of 3-manifolds* by Danny Calegari,
Oxford Mathematical Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2007.