"Algebraic Topology of and Coassociative-Free Immersions into G_2 Holonomy Riemannian 7-Manifolds"







Abstract: In this talk, we give a survey of various results about the topology of oriented Grassmannian bundles related to the exceptional Lie group G_2. Some of these results are new. One often encounters these spaces when studying submanifolds of manifolds with calibrated geometries. As an application we deduce existence of  certain special 3 and 4 dimensional submanifolds of G_2 holonomy Riemannian manifolds with special properties. These are called Harvey-Lawson(HL) pairs. Which appeared first in the work of Akbulut & Salur about G_2 dualities. Another application is to the coassociative-free embeddings. We show that if there is a coassociative-free embedding  of a 4-manifold into the Euclidean 7-space then the signature vanishes along with the Euler  characteristic. The converse of this theorem is proved in the more general sense by İ.Ünal  using h-principle techniques. We will talk about this direction if time permits. Joint work  with S.Akbulut and İ.Ünal.


Date:  Monday, December  7, 2015

Time: 13.40 – 14:30

Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141


All are most cordially invited.
Tea and cookies will be served after the talk.