De Rham's theorem and parallel transport

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Mathieu Stiénon, Nigel Higson, Ping Xu.

Speaker: Florian Schätz, Técnico, Lisbon

Abstract: I will outline Guggenheim's construction of an homotopy equivalence between the dg algebra of differential forms and of singular cochains, respectively, and explain how this allows to systematically assign higher dimensional holonomies to Z-graded connections, thereby recovering and extending results of K. Igusa and Block/Smith. This talk is based on joint work (partly in progress) with Camilo Arias Abad.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 04/26/2011

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm