Historically, the study of positively curved manifolds has always been challenging. There are many reasons for this, but among them is the fact that the existence of a metric of positive curvature on a manifold imposes strong topological restrictions. In this talk we will discuss some of these topological implications and we will introduce the main results in this area. We will also present some recent results that relate positive curvature to the smooth structure of the manifold.
- Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar