Cobordisms: old and new

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Keller 3-180
Ulrike Tillmann (University of Oxford)
Cobordisms have played an important role in the classification of
manifolds ever since the 1950s. In a different way, they are fundamental to
the mathematical formulation for topological quantum field theory. We will
explain how recent results shed new light on both theories.
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