Since their discovery, there has been much interest in the question of precisely which exotic spheres admit a metric with non-negative sectional curvature. In dimension 7, Gromoll and Meyer found the first such example. It was subsequently shown by Grove and Ziller that all of the Milnor spheres admit non-negative curvature. In this talk, it will be demonstrated that the remaining exotic 7-spheres also admit non-negative curvature. This is joint work with K. Shankar and S. Goette.


About Pure mathematics seminars

We present regular seminars on a range of pure mathematics interests. Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 3pm to 3.50pm.

Talks comprise 45 minutes of speaking time plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Information for speakers

Researchers in all pure mathematics fields attend our seminars, so please aim your presentation at a general mathematical audience.

Contact us

To volunteer to talk or to suggest a speaker, email Ole Warnaar or Ramiro Lafuente.

Venue

Physics Annexe #6
Room: 
407