Wolfgang Luck, Diarmuid Crowley and Tibor Macko are organizing a summer school in Bonn on The Topology of High-Dimensional Manifolds. It takes place August 26-30.
Below I reproduce some of the prerequisite and reference material from the event’s web site. Whether or not you choose to attend, this is a useful list of references!
Participants should be familiar with the concepts and ideas covered in the first 7 chapters of the book [Ranicki2002] and the first six chapters of the book [Husemoller1994]. In addition participants should be familiar with the basics of spectra in stable homotopy theory. A good reference here is [Hatcher2002, Section 4.F].
There is also a reading guide for surgery theory for topological manifolds available at the discussion page of the TSO-at-MFO 2012
- [Bartels&Lück&Reich2008] A. Bartels, W. Lück and H. Reich, On the Farrell-Jones Conjecture and its applications, Journal of Topology 1 (2008), 57–86. MR2365652 (2008m:19001) Zbl 1141.19002
- [Bartels&Lück2012] A. Bartels and W. Lück, The Borel conjecture for hyperbolic and CAT(0)-groups., Ann. of Math. (2) 175 (2012), 631–689. Zbl 06025000
- [Crowley2010] D. Crowley, The smooth structure set of Sp×Sq, Geom. Dedicata 148 (2010), 15–33. MR2721618 (2012a:57041)
- [Hatcher2002] A. Hatcher, Algebraic topology, Cambridge University Press, 2002. MR1867354 (2002k:55001) Zbl 1044.55001
- [Husemoller1994] D. Husemoller, Fibre bundles, 3rd ed., Springer-Verlag, 1994. MR1249482 (94k:55001) Zbl 0794.55001
- [Kühl&Macko&Mole2011] P. Kuehl, T. Macko and A. Mole, The total surgery obstruction revisited, (2011). Available at the arXiv:1104.5092.
- [Lück&Reich2005] W. Lück and H. Reich, The Baum-Connes and the Farrell-Jones conjectures in K- and L-theory, Handbook of K-theory. Vol. 1, 2, 703–842, Springer, Berlin, 2005. MR2181833 (2006k:19012) Zbl 1120.19001
- [Lück2001] W. Lück, A basic introduction to surgery theory, 9 (2001), 1–224. Available from the author’s homepage. MR1937016 (2004a:57041) Zbl 1045.57020
- [Ranicki2002] A. Ranicki, Algebraic and geometric surgery, The Clarendon Press Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002. MR2061749 (2005e:57075) Zbl 1003.57001