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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

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Title:Morse-Bott homology, I.
Seminar:Symplectic Topology Seminar
Speaker:David Hurtubise(PSU)
Abstract:
Abstract: In this series of talks I will outline recent work with A. Banyaga on the construction of a chain complex associated to a Morse-Bott function meeting certain transversality conditions. This chain complex reduces to the Morse-Smale-Witten complex when the function is Morse-Smale, and it reduces to the chain complex of singular N-cube chains when the function is constant. By showing that the homology of the chain complex is independent of the function we give a new proof of the Morse Homology Theorem.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:09 / 20 / 2007
Time:01:25pm - 02:15pm