Graduiertenkolleg Gruppen
und Geometrie 
Bunsenstr. 35 

Workshop and Miniconference "Smooth Fibre Bundles and Higher Torsion Invariants" September 1  7, 2003 

The workshop consisted of four interdependend courses:
Kiyoshi Igusa (Brandeis): 

Michael Weiss (Aberdeen): 
An index theory without operators 
Bruce Williams (Notre Dame): 
Reidemeister torsion via Riemann Roch 
Sebastian Goette (Regensburg): 
The following miniconference
consisted of about nine lectures about current results and ongoing
research in the different areas dealing with higher torsion
invariants and applications:
W. Doriabiala:
Product and sum theorems for parametrized FranzReidemeister torsion
J. Heitsch:
Riemann Roch Grothendieck and torsion for foliations
K. Igusa: Characterisation of
higher torsions
J.R. Klein: Homotopical
intersection theory
K. Köhler: Quaternionic torsion
X. Ma: Torsion for manifolds
with boundary
H. Reich: Algebraic Ktheory of group rings and
topological cyclic homology
M. Weiss: Cohomology of the
stable mapping class group
B. Williams:
LefschetzRiemannRoch for Ktheory
of spaces