Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar

Hodge Genera of Complex Algebraic Varieties

Speaker: Laurentiu Maxim, University of Illinois at Chicago

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 613

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007, 3:30 p.m.


I will report on recent progress on the study of genera and characteristic classes of complex algebraic varieties. I will describe Hodge-theoretic analogues of the twisted signature formula of Atiyah and Meyer, and discuss possible extensions of these formulae to the singular setting. This is joint work with S. Cappell, A. Libgober and J. Shaneson.


This is a special seminar.