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Postdoc Seminar I: The best of Simplicial Volume September 16, 2016 (11:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Karol StrzaƂkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
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The simplicial volume is a homotopy invariant of manifolds which can detect certain rigidity properties. In fact, it was first used by Gromov in his proof of Mostov rigidity. I will define it, present some examples, applications and stimulating open problems.

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