Title: Morse theory and Poincaré conjecture
Speaker: Enric Solé Farré
Abstract: I will introduce the notion of cobordism and explain how Morse functions extend to them. I will then give a brief sketch of the h-cobordism theorem, its limitations and explain how the Poincaré conjecture follows for n≥5 almost immedately. Time permiting, I will discuss the status of n=4.
Note the unusual location: we are in the basement this week, room 130.
Some snacks will be provided before and after the talk.
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Junior Geometry Seminar
London School of Geometry and Number Theory
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