Boris Botvinnik (Oregon): Cobordism and curvature, old questions and new ideas

Academic or specialist Colloquium / Congress / Forum

We will review some fundamental questions concerning existence
of positive scalar and some other curvatures. Then we will
discuss some results and ideas on two topics:

* the moduli space of the metrics with positive scalar curvature
on given manifold and

* the moduli space (up to diffeomorphism and cobordism) of all
manifolds with positive scalar curvature of given dimension d.

[invited by A. Dessai]

When? 26.09.2012 17:15
Where? PER 08 Phys 2.52
Chemin du Musée 3
1700 Fribourg
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