Date: Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:00 or 5:30 PM, unless noted otherwise.
September 16 at 12pm, room 2-139
Prelude; the yoga of homotopy; exotic 7-spheres
Joint with PUMAGRASS
Handlebodies and h-cobordism
The s-cobordism theorem
Whitehead torsion and Whitehead groups
Surgery below the middle dimension
Surgery at the middle dimension I : obstructions
Surgery at the middle dimension II : surgery exact sequence
Cancelled:MIT holiday (Thanksgiving).
Classifying spaces for surgery I : G, TOP, PL, DIFF and friends
Classifying spaces II
Andrew Ranicki's page is great, particularly the
surgery bits and pieces.
Kervaire-Milnor's classic groups of homotopy spheres.
If one isn't feeling up to C.T.C. Wall's opus, Surgery on Compact Manifolds
then Bill Browder's book, Surgery on Simply Connected Manifolds, is particularly comprehensible.
Wolfgang Luck's introduction to surgery is available from ICTP.
Questions? Email John Francis .
To see last semester's page, on the Galois theory of structured ring spectra,
look here: old juvitop.
Also have a look at the topology seminar and