An Exotic Sphere with Positive Sectional Curvature

Friday, November 21, 2008 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
I'll discuss joint work with Peter Petersen that shows that the Gromoll-Meyer exotic 7-sphere admits a metric of positive sectional curvature. I'll discuss the history of the problem and give a coarse outline of the proof.
Speaker: 
Fred Wilhelm
University of California, Riverside
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314