A Theorem by Thom

3 December 2015
16:00
Renee Hoekzema
Abstract

In 1954 Thom showed that there is an isomorphism between the cobordism groups of manifolds and the homotopy groups of the Thom spectrum. I will define what these words mean and present the explicit, geometric construction of the isomorphism.

  • Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar