Topology & geometry: Lara Simone Suárez (HUJI), "Whitehead torsion and s-cobordism theorem"

Abstract: We will give a beginner's introduction to simple homotopy theory and explain how it applies to prove the s-cobordism theorem, a generalization of the h-cobordism theorem for non-simply-connected h-cobordisms.

Date: 

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 11:00 to 12:45

Location: 

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)