University of Haifa
 
The Department  of Mathematics  Faculty of  Natural Sciences
 
The Center for Mathematics & Scientific Computation
 
                              invite you to a
 
Distinguished Lecture Series
 
to be given by
 
Professor Peter Teichner
 
(Max Planck Institute & University of California, Berkeley)
 
on
 
Manifolds in dimension four and higher

(Previous lecture: Manifolds and modular forms)

Second of three lectures
 
       On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 16:30 PM
 
Four-manifolds revisited

 
We will present known results about 4-dimensional manifolds, with a
focus on Whitney's trick. We will not require any background but a
willingness to visualize 4-dimensional objects
 
       On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:30
AM
 
Whitney towers in the 4-ball
 
The failure of the Whitney trick in dimension four can be measured
via an intersection theory of Whitney towers. We will summarize
several recent joint papers with Jim Conant and Rob Schneiderman.
 
All lectures will take place in room 570 of Science & Education
Building
 
              For further information call
              04-8240699, 04-8249294.
 
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