UCLA

Wed 10 Mar 2021, 3:00pm
Topology and related seminars
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An equivariant Thom isomorphism theorem and equivariant fundamental classes

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Wed 10 Mar 2021, 3:00pm4:00pm
Abstract
Let C_2 denote the cyclic group of order two. Given a manifold with a C_2action, we can consider its equivariant Bredon RO(C_2)graded cohomology. In this talk, we give an overview of RO(C_2)graded cohomology in constant Z/2 coefficients, and then explain how a version Thom isomorphism theorem in this setting can be used to develop a theory of fundamental classes for equivariant submanifolds.
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UBC

Wed 17 Mar 2021, 3:00pm
Topology and related seminars
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Construction of nonsingular bilinear maps

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Wed 17 Mar 2021, 3:00pm4:00pm
Abstract
Let R^n denote ndimensional Euclidean space. A bilinear map F: R^r X R^s > R^n is said to be nonsingular if F(x,y)=0 implies x = 0 or y = 0. In the 1840's Hamilton looked for such an F when r=s=n=3 without success. He did, however, find one such F for r=s=n=4: the multiplication map of "quaternions". In a sense it signifies the birth of sympletic geometry. The general question is: for what triples (r,s,n) will there exist a nonsingular bilinear map F? This remains unanswered up to the present day. In this talk I shall present some new examples of nonsingular bilinear maps, constructed via factorization theory of polynomials whose coefficients come from a noncommutative ring. I shall then discuss the geometry and topology behind these new examples, and explain their potential use for constructing elements in the stable homotopy groups of spheres. This is joint work with Carlos Dominguez.
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Boston College

Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3:00pm
SPECIAL
Topology and related seminars
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TBA

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Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3:00pm4:00pm
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https://ubc.zoom.us/j/64581621