2009 Topology Seminar - 11

• Date: 04/24/2009
Lecturer(s):
Ron Stern (University of California Irvine)
Location:

University of British Columbia

Topic:

Getting to the heart of smooth 4-manifolds

Description:

In this talk, designed for a broad mathematical audience, we will
describe what is known (and unknown) about the classification of smooth
4-manifolds. In particular we will uncover a new mechanism that makes
progress towards the conjecture that every simply-connected closed
4-manifold has either zero or infinitely many distinct smooth
structures.

Schedule:

3:00pm-4:00pm, WMAX 110