ATMW Geometry & Topology (2012)
|Dates:||20th Feb - 28th Feb 2012|
|Convener(s)||Speakers, Syllabus and Time table||Applicants/Participants|
Anant R. Shastri
|Mailing Address||Department of Mathematics
Powaim Mumbai, 400076
This workshop is primarily aimed at the research scholars who have attended AIS in Geometry/Topology at NEHU Shillong, during June 2011 . Of course it is open to all research workers in the country interested in Geometry/ Topology, with as much background in Geometry/Topology as these participants of AIS, if not more. The main theme of the workshop is the series of talks by Prof. F. T. Farrell on ‘Topological Rigidity’. Some of the other topics will aid in understanding this main topic.
List of Resource Persons and Topics:
1) F. T. Farrell: Topological Rigidity
Borel Conjecture. Let M and N be compact boundaryless manifolds whose universal covers are homeomorphic to Euclidean spaces. Then M and N are homeomorphic provided their fundamental groups are isomorphic.
Work on this conjecture is currently a very active area in topology. We will describe in this series of lectures the current state of this work and the tools needed to arrive at it.
2) Himadri Mukherjee: Surgery on Compact Manifolds and L-groups
The general theory of surgery of compact manifolds with ﬁnite fundamental groups (in topological and pl classiﬁcation context) is in place. However, when one actually deals with concrete examples this general theory is not directly applicable. So one needs to improvise the computations depending on the situation and appeal to the classical surgery exact sequence. The purpose of this series of talks is to develop surgery exact sequence and give some concrete classiﬁcation results.
3) P. Sankaran: Characteristic Classes
Axiomatic treatment, existence and uniqueness, Thom isomorphism theorem, Steifel Whitney classes and Pontrjagin classes.
4) C. S. Aravinda: Farrell-Jones examples
Demonstrating the failure of smooth version of Borel’s conjecture.
5) A. R. Shastri: Vector Bundles and Classifying Spaces
Generalities about Fibre bundles, Homotopy classiﬁcation of numerable principal G-bundles, local coordinate description, change of structure groups, Computation of homotopy groups of classical groups and Steifel varieties.
6) Akhil Ranjan: Kahler Geometry
7) R. S. Kulkarni: TBA
The selected students will be provided with III-AC return train fare from their workplace to the venue of the ATM-school (IITB) and free accommodation and boarding on the campus (Main Guest House) strictly from 19th Feb to 28th Feb 2012. The selected participants should confirm their participation immediately by writing an email to anant.shastri at gmail.com. They should also communicate the arrival and departure details as soon as they are finalised.
|Sr.||SID||Full Name||Gender||Affiliation||State||Position in College/ University
||University/ Institute M.Sc./M.A.||Year of Passing M.Sc. /M.A||Ph.D. Degree Date|
|1||444||Mr. Vidyasagar Mysoremath||Male||Dept of Mathematics, Goa university||Goa||Research Student||Dept of Mathematics, Karnatak University||2008||-|
|2||449||Ms. Shilpa Suresh Gondhali||Female||Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.||Maharashtra||Ph.D.||University of Mumbai||2005||-|
|3||453||Mr. Sainkupar Mn Mawiong||Male||North Eastern Hill University||Meghalaya||Asst. Professor||North Eastern Hill University||2004||-|
|4||458||Ms. Yajnaseni Dutta||Female||Chennai Mathematical Institute||Tamil Nadu||M.Sc. Student||Chennai Mathematical Institute||-||-|
|5||460||Mr. Ramesh Kasilingam||Male||IIT BOMBAY||Maharashtra||PhD||Anna University||2006||-|
|6||463||Mr Subhash B||Male||IMSc||Tamil Nadu||Post doc||--||-||13 Aug 2009|
|7||466||DR Bankateshwar Tiwari||Male||Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi||UP||Asso. Professor||DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur||1997||6 Nov 2001|
|8||483||Dr. Swagata Sarkar||Female||Indian Statistical Institute||West Bengal||NBHM Post Doctoral Fellow||Delhi University||2003||29 Jan 2010|
|9||490||Mr. Akash Kumar Sengupta||Male||Chennai Mathematical Institute||Tamil Nadu||Student||-||-||-|
|10||511||Mr. Prateep Chakraborty||Male||The Institute of Mathematical Sciences||Tamil Nadu||PhD student||University of Calcutta||2008||-|
|11||514||Mr. Susobhan Mazumdar||Male||Indian Institute of Technology, Madras||Tamil Nadu||Junior Research Scholar||Indian Institute of Technology, Madras||2010||-|
|12||515||Mr Arghya Mondal||Male||Institute of Mathematical Sciences||Tamil Nadu||integrated PhD||-||-||-|
|13||519||Dr. Mahender Singh||Male||Institute of Mathematical Sciences||Tamil Nadu||Post Doctoral Fellow||St. Stephens College, University of Delhi||2004||23 Mar 2010|
|14||527||Mrs. Mubeena T||Female||The Institute of Mathematical Sciences||Tamil Nadu||Ph.D||University of Calicut||2006||-|
|15||529||Dr. Soumen Sarkar||Male||Indian Statistical Institute||West Bengal||Visiting Scientist||University of Calcutta||2005||31 Oct 2011|
|16||533||Mr. Rabiul Islam||Male||ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS).||West Bengal||Asst. Professor||Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta||2001||-|
|17||534||Dr. Bikram Banerjee||Male||Ranaghat College||West Bengal||Asst. Professor||Calcutta University||2000||3 Mar 2008|
|18||540||Saikat Das||Male||Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University||West Bengal||Junior Research Fellow||Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University||2011||-|
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