The higher twisted index theorem for foliations
Journal of Functional Analysis
Given a gerbe $L$, on the holonomy groupoid $\mathcal G$ of the foliation $(M, \mathcal F)$, whose pull-back to $M$ is torsion, we construct a Connes $\Phi$-map from the twisted Dupont-Sullivan bicomplex of $\mathcal G$ to the cyclic complex of the $L$-projective leafwise smoothing operators on $(M, \mathcal F)$. Our construction allows to couple the $K$-theory analytic indices of $L$-projective leafwise elliptic operators with the twisted cohomology of $B\mathcal G$ producing scalar higher invariants. Finally by adapting the Bismut-Quillen superconnection approach, we compute these higher twisted indices as integrals over the ambiant manifold of the expected twisted characteristic classes.
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Benameur, Moulay-Tahar; Gorokhovsky, Alexander; and Leichtnam, Eric, "The higher twisted index theorem for foliations" (2017). Mathematics Faculty Contributions. 8.