On characteristic classes of exotic manifold bundles

15 May 2019 Krannich Manuel

Given a closed simply connected manifold $M$ of dimension $2n\ge6$, we compare the ring of characteristic classes of smooth oriented bundles with fibre $M$ to the analogous ring resulting from replacing $M$ by the connected sum $M\sharp\Sigma$ with an exotic sphere $\Sigma$. We show that, after inverting the order of $\Sigma$ in the group of homotopy spheres, the two rings in question are isomorphic in a range of degrees... (read more)

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  • ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY
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