### An interview with Joan Birman about her mathematics

#### Works connected to ~~Dennis Lee Johnson~~

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Letter to J. Birman, undated. About simplifications to proofs (based on phone call with Joan). misc

:Letter to J. Birman, undated. About paper identifying the kernel of one of “Joan’s” homomorphisms. misc

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Letter to J. Birman, undated.
About paper enumerating __\( \mathbb{Z}_2 \)__ maps, proof that all the 4-intersection cases reduce, and material on intersection theory.
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Letter to J. Birman, undated.
About using relations in __\( \mathcal{I} \)__ to get symmetric homology spheres and new paper with description of __\( \mathcal{I}/\mathcal{C} \)__.
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Letter to J. Birman of 10 March 1977. Short description of machinery to be used in forthcoming paper. misc

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Letter to J. Birman, undated.
About paper on torsion of maps in __\( \mathcal{I} \)__.
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Notes for J. Birman, undated.
About the space of Casson homomorphisms for a surface __\( K_{g,1} \)__.
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Symplectic Heegaard splittings and linked abelian groups,” pp. 135–220 in Groups of diffeomorphisms: In honor of Shigeyuki Morita on the occasion of his 60th birthday (Tokyo, 11–15 September 2006). Edited by R. C. Penner. Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics 52. Mathematical Society of Japan (Tokyo), 2008. MR 2509710 Zbl 1170.57018 ArXiv 0712.2104 incollection

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