Seminar in Pontryagin Classes
This seminar, run by Prof. Jean Fasel, will discuss the symplectic Grassmannians, these being the open subschemes of the usual Grassmannian of 2-planes in an even-dimension vector space for which the standard alternating form restricts to a non-degenerate form. This sequence of varieties together with their universal two-plane bundle has many analogies to the well known sequence of projective spaces with their tautological line bundles, but also many interesting differences.
The seminar will meet Wednesdays, 14-16 Uhr (c.t.) in WSC-S-U-4.02.