# Colloquium abstracts

**Alok K. Maharana**

TIFR

April 15, 2010

**Cyclic covers of A²**: A Q-homology plane is by definition a smooth affine algebraic surface X such that H_i(X;Q)=(0) for i>0. We shall talk about the classification of smooth affine algebraic surfaces z

^{n}=f(x,y) which are Q-homology planes.