Chennai Mathematical Institute


Every Tuesday, 1:45 - 3:20 pm with a 5-minute break. Location: Seminar Hall
Random Talks - Lecture Series
The H Cobordism Theorem - Second Lecture

M.S. Raghunathan
NCM, Mumbai.


This talk will be about the h-cobordism theorem (for manifolds of dimension $\geq$ 5) which yields the Poincare Conjecture in dimensions $\geq$ 5 as a corollary. We will describe the theorem and outline the strategy of the proof due to S. Smale.