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4-manifolds and topological modular forms

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Speaker: 
Du Pei
Affiliation: 
Caltech
Date: 
Fri, 2019-09-20 10:30 - 11:20
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Physics predicts the existence of a novel class of smooth invariants of 4-manifolds valued in the ring of topological modular forms. In this talk, we will describe general properties of this new invariant and consider some examples.
 

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