• Gebäude Mathematische Physik

Oberseminar Geometrie: ``Haefliger's differentiable cohomology'' by Luca Accornero

Haefliger's differentiable cohomology
Datum: 06.07.2022, 14:15 - 15:15 Uhr
Kategorie: Veranstaltung
Ort: Hubland Nord, Geb. 40, 40.03.003
Vortragende: Luca Accornero

Abstract: In the early 70's, André Haefliger showed that foliations on manifolds can be described as cocycles valued in the groupoid of germs of diffeomorphisms of the Euclidean space. His approach proved to be advantageous when studying the homotopy theory of foliations and the cohomological invariants associated with them - i.e. the characteristic classes of foliations. We are going to review Haefliger's construction in modern terms and to expand it. To be precise, we will describe how to construct a natural characteristic map for Lie groupoids and principal groupoid bundles equipped with a flat multiplicative connection. These cohomological invariants lie in the image of a map whose domain is the so-called Haefliger's differentiable cohomology of the groupoid. The construction neatly generalizes both Haefliger's construction for foliations and the well known Chern-Weil approach to characteristic classes of flat principal group bundles. As a byproduct, we obtain a natural characteristic map for structures richer than foliations.

Update: The seminar will take place in SE31!