On k-regular maps

Thursday, September 19, 2013 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
The question about the existence of a continuous k-regular map from a topological space X to an N-dimensional Euclidean space R^N, which would map any k distinct points in X to linearly independent vectors in R^N, was first considered by Borsuk in 1957. In this talk we present a proof of the following theorem, which extends results by Cohen--Handel 1978 (for d=2) and Chisholm 1979 (for d power of 2): For integers k and d greater then zero, there is no k-regular map R^d -> R^N for N < d(k-a(k))+a(k),  where a(k) is the number of ones in the dyadic expansion of k. Joint work with G. M. Ziegler and W. Lück.
Pavle Blagojevic
Freie Universität, Berlin
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 214