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 Thom’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.