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Durham University

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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 28 January 2021

Investigating transmission of the diarrheal pathogen, Cryptosporidium

1:00pm, via Zoom, Dr Mattie Pawlowic, Dundee University, UK

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Csaba Nagy: The Sullivan-conjecture in complex dimension 4

1:05pm, Zoom.

The Sullivan-conjecture claims that complex projective
complete intersections are classified up to diffeomorphism by their
total degree, Euler-characteristic and Pontryagin-classes. It follows
from work of Kreck and Traving that the conjecture holds in complex
dimension 4 if the total degree is divisible by 16. In this talk I
will present the proof of the remaining cases. It is known that the
conjecture holds up to connected sum with the exotic 8-sphere (this is
a result of Fang and Klaus), so the essential part of our proof is
understanding the effect of this operation on complete intersections.
This is joint work with Diarmuid Crowley.

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Reading Group Meeting: Discussion of The Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

2:00pm, Zoom

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