Introduction to characteristic classes

Teacher :Jiang Yi
Schedule: Mon & Wed 09:50-11:25, 2020-2-17 ~ 5-6
Venue:Conference Room 3, Jin Chun Yuan West Bldg.


This course is aim at introducing classical characteristic classes (like Whitney classes, Pontrjagin classes and Chern classes).  Some applications are included. If the time is permitted, some other characteristic classes like generalized Miller-Morita-Mumford classes will be introduced.


Elementary algebraic topology and elementary differential topology.


J. Milnor, J. Stasheff, Characteristic classes

 More references will be given during the classes.