Abstract for the talk at 02.10.2013 (16:15 h)Working Seminar VARIOGEO
Armin Schikorra (MPI MIS, Leipzig)
Lipschitz homotopy groups of Heisenberg groups
Presenting a joint work with Hajlasz and Tyson, I will introduce some basics of the Heisenberg group. Since the Heisenberg-group is homeomorphic to the euclidean space, classical Homotopy groups are all zero, so it seems to be more reasonable to consider Lipschitz homotopy groups. Then I will present an argument about non-triviality of certain Homotopy groups, by relating Homotopy groups of spheres and the Heisenberg group, and extending the Hopf invariant. As a consequence, one can also prove that Lipschitz mappings are not dense in certain the Sobolev spaces.