Harvard Thursday Seminar 2018: Immersions of manifolds

Caveat lector!

 

Seminar outline

Lecture 1: Overview (Mike Hopkins)

Lecture 2: Immersions up to cobordism (Jun Hou Fung)

Lecture 3: Relations among Stiefel-Whitney classes of manifolds (Bena Tshishiku)

Lecture 4: The Hirsch-Smale theorem (Emily Saunders)

Lecture 5: Smale-Hirsch immersion theory via holonomic approximation (Daniel Álvarez-Gavela)

Lecture 6: Braid groups and braid Thom spectra (Ben Knudsen)

Lecture 7: Properties of Brown-Gitler spectra (Robert Burklund)

Lecture 8: The construction of \(BO/I_n\) (Jeremy Hahn)