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A natural question in knot theory is to ask how certain properties of a knot behave under satellite operations. We will focus on the satellite operation of cabling, and on Heegaard Floer-theoretic properties. In particular, we will give a formula for the Ozsvath-Szabo concordance invariant tau of iterated cables of a knot K in terms of the cabling(More)
We construct infinite families of topologically isotopic, but smoothly distinct knotted spheres, in many simply connected 4-manifolds that become smoothly isotopic after stabilizing by connected summing with S 2 ×S 2 , and as a consequence, analogous families of diffeomorphisms and metrics of positive scalar curvature for such 4-manifolds. We also construct(More)
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