**Date & Time:** Friday, February 12, 2016, 15:30-17:30

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Title:** Oriented cobordism and Thom's Theorem

**Speaker: **Rekha Santhanam, IIT Bombay

**Abstract:** The goal of this talk will be to prove Thomâ€™s theorem that the
oriented cobordism ring when tensored with rational numbers is a
polynomial algebra over Q generated by the cobordism classes of complex
projective spaces.