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### Rough index theory on spaces of polynomial growth and contractibility

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.Comment: v4: final version, to appear in J. Noncommut. Geom. v3: added a
computation of the homology of (a smooth subalgebra of) the uniform Roe
algebra. v2: added as corollaries to the main theorem the multi-partitioned
manifold index theorem and the higher-codimensional index obstructions
against psc-metrics, added a proof of the strong Novikov conjecture for
virtually nilpotent groups, changed the titl

### Homotopy theory with bornological coarse spaces

We propose an axiomatic characterization of coarse homology theories defined
on the category of bornological coarse spaces. We construct a category of
motivic coarse spectra. Our focus is the classification of coarse homology
theories and the construction of examples. We show that if a transformation
between coarse homology theories induces an equivalence on all discrete
bornological coarse spaces, then it is an equivalence on bornological coarse
spaces of finite asymptotic dimension. The example of coarse K-homology will be
discussed in detail.Comment: 220 pages (complete revision

### Slant products on the Higson-Roe exact sequence

We construct a slant product $/ \colon \mathrm{S}_p(X \times Y) \times
\mathrm{K}_{1-q}(\mathfrak{c}^{\mathrm{red}}Y) \to \mathrm{S}_{p-q}(X)$ on the
analytic structure group of Higson and Roe and the K-theory of the stable
Higson corona of Emerson and Meyer. The latter is the domain of the co-assembly
map $\mu^\ast \colon \mathrm{K}_{1-\ast}(\mathfrak{c}^{\mathrm{red}}Y) \to
\mathrm{K}^\ast(Y)$. We obtain such products on the entire Higson--Roe
sequence. They imply injectivity results for external product maps. Our results
apply to products with aspherical manifolds whose fundamental groups admit
coarse embeddings into Hilbert space. To conceptualize the class of manifolds
where this method applies, we say that a complete
$\mathrm{spin}^{\mathrm{c}}$-manifold is Higson-essential if its fundamental
class is detected by the co-assembly map. We prove that coarsely hypereuclidean
manifolds are Higson-essential. We draw conclusions for positive scalar
curvature metrics on product spaces, particularly on non-compact manifolds. We
also obtain equivariant versions of our constructions and discuss related
problems of exactness and amenability of the stable Higson corona.Comment: 82 pages; v2: Minor improvements. To appear in Ann. Inst. Fourie

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