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ADE links and cyclic branched covers Gordon, Cameron


The Dynkin diagrams of types A,D and E arise in many classification problems in mathematics. We conjecture a modest addition to this list: the fibered links that induce the standard tight contact structure on $S^3$ and have some cyclic branched cover whose fundamental group is not left-orderable. We will discuss progress towards a proof of this conjecture. This is joint work with Michel Boileau and Steve Boyer.

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