Past Topology Seminar

17 May 2004
17:00
TBA
Nadya Shirokova
Abstract
We construct spaces of manifolds of various dimensions following Vassiliev's approach to the theory of knots. These are infinite-dimensional spaces with hypersurface, corresponding to manifolds with Morse singularities. Connected components of the complement to this discriminant are homotopy equivalent to the covering spaces of BDiff(M). These spaces appear to be a natural base over which one can consider parametrised versions of Floer and Seiberg-Witten theories.

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