# Non-orientable quotients of the product of two 2-spheres by Z/4Z

## [edit] 1 Problem

Let be a generator of and consider the free action of on defined by

Let be the quotient of obtained from this free action.

To understand the structure of this quotient, first, notice that restricted to the diagonal copy of is the antipodal map.

So the diagonal projects down to the projective plane inside the quotient. Denote a normal disk bundle neighbourhood of this projective plane by .

Off the diagonal, the structure of is that of a mapping cylinder. Namely, the mapping cylinder of the double cover of the lens space by the lens space .

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In [Hambleton&Hillmann2017] it is shown that there are at most four topological manifolds in this homotopy type, half of which are stably smoothable.

*Question*: Are

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This question was posed by Jonathan Hillmann at the MATRIX meeting on Interactions between high and low dimensional topology.

## [edit] 2 References

- [Hambleton&Hillmann2017] I. Hambleton and J. Hillmann,
*Quotients of*. Available at the arXiv:17172.04572.