1923-2023, Centenaire de René Thom

Collection 1923-2023, Centenaire de René Thom

Organizer(s) Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (IHES)
Date(s) 20/09/2023 - 22/09/2023
linked URL https://indico.math.cnrs.fr/event/9880/
00:00:00 / 00:00:00
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Cobordism and Spaces of Manifolds

By Oscar Randal-Williams

Thom's most celebrated work developed the notion of cobordism of manifolds, and translated the problem of classifying manifolds up to cobordism into a problem in homotopy theory: this translation is mediated by his Transversality Theorem. I will describe a different point of view on this topic, arising from the modern theory of cobordism categories.

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