Sphere eversion: From Smale to Gromov I

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech

In 1957, Smale proved a striking result: we can turn a sphere inside out without any singularity. Gromov in his thesis, proved a generalized version of this theorem, which had been the starting point of the h-principle. In this talk, we will prove Gromov's theorem and see applications of it.