IISER Mohali, Knowledge city, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306

Contractible 3-manifold and Positive scalar curvature

Jian Wang  (Augsburg University)

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Abstract:
It is not known whether a contractible 3-manifold admits a complete metric of positive scalar curvature. For example, the Whitehead manifold is a contractible 3-manifold but not homeomorphic to $R^{3}$. In this talk, I will present my proof that it does not have a complete metric with positive scalar curvature. I will further explain that a contractible genus one 3-manifold, a notion introduced by McMillan, does not admit a complete metric of positive scalar curvature.

Meeting ID: 980 7554 1754
Passcode: iisermgt
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