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Vanishing of universal characteristic classes for handlebody groups and boundary bundles / Jeff Giansiracusa; Ulrike Tillmann

Springer/TCMS, Volume: 6, Issue: 1, Pages: 103 - 112

Swansea University Author: Giansiracusa, Jeffrey

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Using certain Thom spectra appearing in the study of cobordism categories, we show that the odd half of the Miller-Morita-Mumford classes on the mappping class group of a surface with negative Euler characteristic vanish in integral cohomology when restricted to the handlebody subgroup. This is a sp...

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Published in: Springer/TCMS
Published: 2011
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa8377
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Abstract: Using certain Thom spectra appearing in the study of cobordism categories, we show that the odd half of the Miller-Morita-Mumford classes on the mappping class group of a surface with negative Euler characteristic vanish in integral cohomology when restricted to the handlebody subgroup. This is a special case of a more general theorem valid in all dimensions: universal characteristic classes made from monomials in the Pontrjagin classes (and even powers of the Euler class) vanish when pulled back from BDiff(\partial W) to BDiff(W).
College: College of Science
Issue: 1
Start Page: 103
End Page: 112