Exotic behavior of manifolds

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 2:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Anubhav Mukherjee – Georgia Tech
Hongyi Zhou

Poincare Conjecture, undoubtedly, is the most influential and challenging problem in the world of Geometry and Topology. Over a century, it has left it’s mark on developing the rich theory around it. In this talk I will give a brief history of the development of Topology and then I will focus on the Exotic behavior of manifolds. In the last part of the talk, I will concentrate more on the theory of 4-manifolds.