Tuesday Seminar on Topology

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Date, time & place Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) KAWAZUMI Nariya, KITAYAMA Takahiro, SAKASAI Takuya


17:30-18:30   Online
Pre-registration required. See our seminar webpage.
Yosuke Kubota (Shinshu University)
Codimension 2 transfer map in higher index theory (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
The Rosenberg index is a topological invariant taking value in the K-group of the C*-algebra of the fundamental group, which is a strong obstruction for a closed spin manifold to admit a positive scalar curvature (psc) metric. In 2015 Hanke-Pape-Schick proves that, for a nice codimension 2 submanifold N of M, the Rosenberg index of N obstructs to a psc metric on M. This is a far reaching generalization of a classical result of Gromov and Lawson. In this talk I introduce a joint work with T. Schick and its continuation concerned with this `codimension 2 index' obstruction. We construct a map between C*-algebra K-groups, which we call the codimension 2 transfer map, relating the Rosenberg index of M to that of N directly. This shows that Hanke-Pape-Schick's obstruction is dominated by a standard one, the Rosenberg index of M. We also extend our codimension 2 transfer map to secondary index invariants called the higher rho invariant. As a consequence, we obtain some example of psc manifolds are not psc null-cobordant.
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