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### Amenable open covers and simplicial volume of manifolds with boundary

## Abstract

Simplicial volume is a homotopy invariant of manifolds introduced by Gromov to study their metric and rigidity properties. One of the strongest vanishing results for simplicial volume of closed manifolds is in presence of amenable covers with controlled multiplicity. I will discuss some conditions under which this result can be extended to manifolds with boundary. To this end, I will follow Gromov's original approach via the theory of multicomplexes, whose foundations have been recently laid down by Frigerio and Moraschini.