Geometric complexity and topological rigidity

Series: 
School of Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 005
,  
Vanderbilt University
,  
Organizer: 
In this talk, I will introduce a notion of geometric complexity  to study topological rigidity of manifolds. This is joint work with Erik Guentner and Romain Tessera. I will try to make this talk accessible to graduate students and non experts.