### Stable equivalence of manifolds

- Series
- Geometry Topology Seminar
- Time
- Monday, September 29, 2008 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 269
- Speaker
- Igor Belegradek – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech

This is an expository talk. A classical theorem of Mazur gives a simple criterion for two closed manifolds M, M' to become diffeomorphic after multiplying by the Euclidean n-space, where n large. In the talk I shall prove Mazur's theorem, and then discuss what happens when n is small and M, M' are 3-dimensional lens spaces. The talk shall be accessible to anybody with interest in geometry and topology.