# Rough index theory on spaces of polynomial growth and contractibility

### Alexander Engel

Universität Regensburg, Germany

## Abstract

We will show that for a polynomially contractible manifold of bounded geometry and of polynomial volume growth every coarse and rough cohomology class pairs continuously with the $K$-theory of the uniform Roe algebra.

As an application we will discuss non-vanishing of rough index classes of Dirac operators over such manifolds, and we will furthermore get higher-codimensional index obstructions to metrics of positive scalar curvature on closed manifolds with virtually nilpotent fundamental groups.

We will give a computation of the homology of (a dense, smooth subalgebra of) the uniform Roe algebra of manifolds of polynomial volume growth.

## Cite this article

Alexander Engel, Rough index theory on spaces of polynomial growth and contractibility. J. Noncommut. Geom. 13 (2019), no. 2, pp. 617–666

DOI 10.4171/JNCG/335