|Title:||The stable cohomology of automorphisms of connected sums of S^k × S^l|
|Date:||Thu 1 Dec 2022, 14pm|
I will explain an identification of the stable cohomology of the classifying spaces of homotopy automorphisms and of block diffeomorphisms of connected sums of S^k × S^l (relative to an embedded disk), where 2 < k < l < 2k–1. The results are expressed in terms of versions of Lie graph complex homology, the construction of which I will recall. This also leads to a computation, in a range of degrees, of the stable cohomology of the classifying spaces of diffeomorphisms of these manifolds. In the case l = k+1, this recovers and extends recent results of Ebert–Reinhold.