Topology Seminar

Title: Fiberwise Poincare–Hopf Theory and Exotic Smoothings of Fiber Bundles
Speaker: Yajit Jain
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We will discuss the Rigidity Conjecture of Goette and Igusa, which states that, after stabilizing and then rationalizing, there are no exotic smoothings of manifold bundles with closed even dimensional fibers. After motivating this work through classical results such as Smale's h-cobordism theorem, and later work such as that of Dwyer, Weiss, and Williams, we will discuss fiberwise Poincare–Hopf theory and the duality theorems that lead to a proof of the aforementioned conjecture.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Join topology mailing list or email Eva Belmont for zoom link
Contact Person: Eva Belmont
Contact email: ebelmont@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-1634
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