Graduate Student Seminar, 5:00 pm April 7, 2003, Hayes-Healy 231
Title:A Brief Introduction to the Index Theorem
I will introduce the notion of a genus from a topological view. We will
then see how the A^ genus can be viewed as the index of the Dirac operator
via the Atiyah-Singer index theorem and how this can be applied to other
issues, such as the existence of positive scalar curvature metrics.
To volunteer to give a talk, or for any other questions regarding this schedule, contact Wesley Calvert