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Homology → Submanifolds: 11

Learning seminar open to the public. Performed by doctoral students.

What
  • Topology Seminar
  • Graduate Seminar
When Tue, Nov 29, 2016
from 02:10 PM to 03:00 PM
Where 229 Ritter Hall
Contact Name
Attendees Various talks by doctoral students: Seth Arnold, Chirasree Chatterjee (also mentor), Sean Corrigan (also mentor), Jimmy Mixco, Katie Radler.
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Presentations for MATH 6980-16, covering Chapter II of Thom's famous 1954 paper on cobordism.  Click "More info" to download.

Question:  When is a homology class represented by a submanifold?

Professor Khan concludes the seminar.  We show how the mod-2 cohomological algebra creatively developed by René Thom can now be applied to determine the Postnikov 2k-type of the unoriented Thom space MO(k).  This leads to an answer to the Seminar Question up to the middle dimension with Z/2 coefficients.

For continuity, here is a link to the previous talk.

 

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