Sep 20 – 22, 2023
Le Bois-Marie
Europe/Paris timezone

Cobordism and Spaces of Manifolds

Sep 20, 2023, 10:50 AM
Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons (Le Bois-Marie)

Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons

Le Bois-Marie

35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette


Prof. Oscar Randal-Williams (Univ. de Cambridge)


Thom's most celebrated work developed the notion of cobordism of manifolds, and translated the problem of classifying manifolds up to cobordism into a problem in homotopy theory: this translation is mediated by his Transversality Theorem. I will describe a different point of view on this topic, arising from the modern theory of cobordism categories.

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