Characteristic Classes seminar


Summer 2012



We are going through Characteristic Classes by Milnor and Stasheff. The general idea is to meet on Monday, Wednesday, Friday for about an hour each day, at HBH 453. Sections from the book are claimed by interested speakers, who present on the material therein for as long as they want (one or more days).



Participants


  • Arunima Ray
  • Natalie Durgin
  • Diego Vela
  • Katherine Poulsen
  • David Cohen
  • Jorge Acosta
  • Corey Bregman
  • Jung Hwan Park
  • Kenan Ince

Schedule


  • § 1-4: Arunima Ray

    • 1 pm, June 11, 2012
    • 1 pm, June 12, 2012
    • 1 pm, June 14, 2012
  • § 5: Diego Vela

    • 1 pm, June 18, 2012
  • § 6: David Cohen

    • 4 pm, June 20, 2012
  • § 7-8: Corey Bregman

    • 4 pm, June 22, 2012
    • 4 pm, June 25, 2012
    • 4 pm, June 27, 2012
  • § 9: Jorge Acosta

    • 4 pm, June 29, 2012
  • § 10: Arunima Ray

    • 4 pm, July 2, 2012
    • 1 pm, July 6, 2012
  • § 11

    • The normal bundle & the tangent bundle: Katherine Poulsen

      • 1 pm, July 9, 2012
    • Poincare duality and the diagonal class & Euler class and Euler characteristic: Corey Bregman

      • 1 pm, July 11, 2012
    • Wu's formula for Stiefel-Whitney classes: Arunima Ray

      • 1 pm, July 13, 2012
  • § 12: Jung Hwan Park

    • 1 pm, July 16, 2012
    • 1 pm, July 18, 2012
  • § 13-14: Natalie Durgin

    • 1 pm, July 23, 2012
    • 1 pm, July 25, 2012
    • 1 pm, July 27. 2012
  • § 15: Jorge Acosta

    • 1 pm, August 3, 2012
  • § 16: Jung Hwan Park

    • 1 pm, August 6 , 2012
  • § 17-18: Arunima Ray

    • 1 pm, August 8, 2012
    • 1 pm, August 10, 2012