**András Némethi** (Budapest, Hungary)

*Normal Surface Singularities*

**Lecture 1: Resolutions of normal surface singularities**

dual resolution graphs;

Hirzebruch-Jung singularities, other examples;

embedded dual resolution graphs;

plane curve singularities, other examples.

**Lecture 2: The link of normal surface singularities**

definition;

the link as plumbed 3-manifold;

the homology of the link.

**Lecture 3: The resolution graph of suspension singularities**

Jung's method;

the algorithm;

examples.

**Lecture 4: Cyclic covers**

Milnor fibrations of germs;

cyclic coverings of graphs;

universal cyclic covering of an embedded resolution graph;

connections with the monodromy action.

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