# Questions tagged [cobordism]

Cobordism is a fundamental equivalence relation on the class of compact manifolds of the same dimension, set up using the concept of the boundary of a manifold.

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### On the algebraic cobordism cohomology of Eilenberg-MacLane spectrum

Let $MU$ be the complex cobordism spectrum and $H\mathbb{Z}$ be the Eilenberg-MacLane spectrum.
In this question it is shown that the group $MU^{*}(H\mathbb{Z})$ is non trivial.
From here, what can ...

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### What mathematical background to i need in order to understand proofs of the h-cobordism theorem?

I am about to finish my undergraduate studies and I really enjoyed the topology and differential-geometry classes. I'd love to continue studying differentialtopology and i considered doing some ...

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### Reference on complex cobordism

I am trying to study a little of algebraic cobordism and I lack background from the classic setting. Hence, I am looking for a textbook or expository writing covering the basics of complex cobordism.
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### Conformal group and cobordism

In this post, I am exploring my thoughts on the implementation of conformal symmetry group structure and cobordism relations.
Namely, I like to know what has been done and explored in the past?
on ...

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### Relate two different mod 2 indices: $\eta$ invariant and the number of zero modes of Dirac operator, associated to SU(2)

My major question in this post here is that:
How can we relate the following two mod 2 indices:
$\eta$ invariant,
the number of the zero modes of the Dirac operator $N_0'$ mod 2,
associated to ...

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### Madsen-Tillmann spectrum $MTE$ of the group $E$ which is defined in Freed-Hopkins's paper

In Freed-Hopkins's paper, the group $E(d)$ is defined to be the subgroup of $O(d)\times\mathbb{Z}_4$ consisting of the pairs $(A,j)$ such that $\det A=j^2$, where $\mathbb{Z}_4=\{\pm1,\pm\sqrt{-1}\}$ ...

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### Twisted spin-bordism invariant and a possible Postnikov square from $d=2$ to $d=5$

This is a follow up more advanced question following Twisted spin bordism invariants in 5 dimensions. We follow the definitions in the earlier post.
I had discussed my computation of
$$
\Omega_5^{...

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### Twisted spin bordism invariants in 5 dimensions

[Note]: My question will be a bit long. So, first, thank you for your careful reading, generous comments, helps and answers, in advance!
The spin $G$-bordism invariant can be twisted in the way that ...

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### How does quotienting by a finite subgroup act on the framed-cobordism class of a group manifold?

Let $G$ be a connected simple connected compact Lie group, and $\Gamma \subset G$ a finite subgroup. Then (the underlying manifold of) $G$ can be framed by right-invariant vector fields, and this ...

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### Critical dimensions D for “smooth manifolds iff triangulable manifolds”

I am aware that at least for lower dimensions,
"smooth manifolds iff triangulable manifolds"
at least for dimensions below a certain critical dimensions D.
My question is that for
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### Are there non trivial maps from $H\mathbb{Z}$ to $MGL$?

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$. Let us denote by $\mathbf{1}_{k}$ the sphere spectrum. Let $MGL$ be the algebraic cobordism spectrum.
We have the following diagram
$$H\mathbb{Z}\...

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### Decomposition of bordism groups for $BG$ where $G$ is a product of two groups

Let a group $G=G_1 \times G_2$, where
$G_1$ is a discrete group (can be finite or infinite),
$G_2$ be any compact Lie group or finite group.
Question: Is there some simple result that we can ...

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### Categorification-like statement in the cobordism group?

Suppose we consider a $d$-cobordism group classifying manifolds with $H$-structure and with a classifying space $BG$ of a group $G$, written as
$$
\Omega^{d}_{H}(BG)= \mathbb{Z}_m \oplus \dots,
$$
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### Pin cobordism v.s. “KO” theory in low or in any dimensions

Fact: The spin cobordism is equivalent to "KO" theory in low dimension if we only consider the 2-torsion.
This is related to a question and an answer supports the claim.
Here we denote the $p$-...

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### Arf-Brown-Kervaire invariant and a surjective map $G \to Pin^-$

We know that the Arf-Brown-Kervaire (abk) invariant is a bordism invariant of
$$
\Omega_2^{Pin^-}(pt)=\mathbb{Z}/(8\mathbb{Z}),
$$
where the $\mathbb{Z}/(8\mathbb{Z})$ is generated by a 2-manifold $M^...