Characteristic classes of transversely homogeneous foliations

Authors:
Chal Benson and David B. Ellis

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **289** (1985), 849-859

MSC:
Primary 57R32; Secondary 53C12

MathSciNet review:
784016

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Abstract: The foliations studied in this paper have transverse geometry modeled on a homogeneous space with transition functions given by the left action of . It is shown that the characteristic classes for such a foliation are determined by invariants of a certain flat bundle. This is used to prove that when is semisimple, the characteristic classes are rigid under smooth deformations, extending work of Brooks, Goldman and Heitsch.

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