Special Seminar

Title: A look at genera in algebraic topology
Speaker: Greg Chadwick
Speaker Info: University of Maryland
Brief Description:
Special Note:

I will first describe work of Thom on classifying manifolds up to cobordism. In this context, a genus may be thought of as a homomorphism from a cobordism theory to a commutative ring. Theorems of Hirzebruch then give a classification of genera of certain classes of manifolds. I will give some examples of genera and point out some applications, from the point of view of algebraic topology. Lastly, I will mention joint work with Michael Mandell on genera in complex cobordism.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Bryna Kra
Contact email: kra@math.northwestern.edu
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