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The Double Cap Conjecture ★★

Author(s): Kalai

\begin{conjecture} The largest measure of a Lebesgue measurable subset of the unit sphere of $\mathbb{R}^n$ containing no pair of orthogonal vectors is attained by two open caps of geodesic radius $\pi/4$ around the north and south poles. \end{conjecture}

Keywords: combinatorial geometry; independent set; orthogonality; projective plane; sphere

Smooth 4-dimensional Poincare conjecture ★★★★

Author(s): Poincare; Smale; Stallings

\begin{conjecture} If a $4$-manifold has the homotopy type of the $4$-sphere $S^4$, is it diffeomorphic to $S^4$? % Enter your conjecture in LaTeX % You may change "conjecture" to "question" or "problem" if you prefer. \end{conjecture}

Keywords: 4-manifold; poincare; sphere

Smooth 4-dimensional Schoenflies problem ★★★★

Author(s): Alexander

\begin{problem} Let $M$ be a $3$-dimensional smooth submanifold of $S^4$, $M$ diffeomorphic to $S^3$. By the Jordan-Brouwer separation theorem, $M$ separates $S^4$ into the union of two compact connected $4$-manifolds which share $M$ as a common boundary. The Schoenflies problem asks, are these $4$-manifolds diffeomorphic to $D^4$? ie: is $M$ unknotted? \end{problem}

Keywords: 4-dimensional; Schoenflies; sphere

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