1. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 508)
||A Result in Surgery Theory |
We study the topological $4$-dimensional surgery problem
for a closed connected orientable
topological $4$-manifold $X$ with vanishing
second homotopy and $\pi_1(X)\cong A * F(r)$, where $A$ has
one end and $F(r)$ is the free group of rank $r\ge 1$.
Our result is related to a theorem of Krushkal and Lee, and
depends on the validity of the Novikov conjecture for
such fundamental groups.
Keywords:four-manifolds, homotopy type, obstruction theory, homology with local coefficients, surgery, normal invariant, assembly map
Categories:57N65, 57R67, 57Q10
2. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 237)
||Approximation by Rational Mappings, via Homotopy Theory |
Continuous mappings defined from compact subsets $K$ of complex
Euclidean space $\cc^n$ into complex projective space $\pp^m$ are
approximated by rational mappings. The fundamental tool employed
is homotopy theory.
Keywords:Rational approximation, homotopy type, null-homotopic
3. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 321)
||Classifying Spaces for Monoidal Categories Through Geometric Nerves |
The usual constructions of classifying spaces for monoidal categories
produce CW-complexes with
many cells that, moreover, do not have any proper geometric meaning.
However, geometric nerves of
monoidal categories are very handy simplicial sets whose simplices
a pleasing geometric
description: they are diagrams with the shape of the 2-skeleton of
oriented standard simplices. The
purpose of this paper is to prove that geometric realizations of
geometric nerves are classifying
spaces for monoidal categories.
Keywords:monoidal category, pseudo-simplicial category,, simplicial set, classifying space, homotopy type
Categories:18D10, 18G30, 55P15, 55P35, 55U40