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Texas A&M University

Noncommutative Geometry Seminar

Date: November 6, 2019

Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Jintao Deng, Texas A&M University


Title: The Novikov conjecture and group extensions

Abstract: The Novikov conjecture is an important problem in higher dimensional topology. It claims that the higher signatures of a compact smooth manifold are invariant under orientation preserving homotopy equivalences. The Novikov conjecture is a consequence of the strong Novikov conjecture in the computation of the K-theory of group C*-algebras. In this talk, I will talk about the Novikov conjecture for groups which are extensions of coarsely embeddable groups.