On the topological complexity of 2-torsion lens spaces

Thursday, October 23, 2014 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
The topological complexity of a topological space is the minimum number of rules required to specify how to move between any two points of the space. A ``rule'' must satisfy the requirement that the path varies continuously with the choice of end points. We use connective complex K-theory to obtain new lower bounds for the topological complexity of 2-torsion lens spaces. We follow a program set up by Jesus Gonzalez, and answer a question posed by him.
Speaker: 
Don Davis
Lehigh University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314