Topology Seminar: Søren Galatius

  • Date: 02/13/2013
  • Time: 15:00
Søren Galatius, Stanford University

University of British Columbia


Homological stability for moduli spaces of high dimensional manifolds


The moduli space of Riemann surfaces $M_g$ parametrizes bundles of genus $g$ surfaces.  A classical theorem of J. Harer implies that the homology $H_k(M_g)$ is independent of $g$, as long as $g$ is large compared to $k$.  In joint work with Oscar Randal-Williams, we establish an analogue of this result for manifolds of higher dimension: The role of the genus $g$ surface is played by the connected sum of $g$ copies of $S^n \times S^n$.

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Location: ESB 4127