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According to wikipedia, by a theorem of Henderson '69, infinite-dimensional Frechet Manifolds embed as open subspaces of Hilbert Space. They need to be seperable & metric. They are generalisations of Banach Manifolds, so they too have the same property.

Michor & Krigel, say 'this does not make them [Banach Manifolds] interesting [enough]' in The convenient setting of Global Analysis,

What are the other directions to take, when looking for interesting infinite-dimensional manifolds, (besides the one Michor/Kriegel outline in their book). And has a canonical choice begun to establish itself yet?

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closed as not a real question by Ryan Budney, Chris Godsil, Kevin Walker, Theo Buehler, Will Sawin Dec 5 '12 at 21:48

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I don't understand what this question is about: What would you consider to be interesting and what would be a canonical choice for what end? Possibilities for what? Moreover, Henderson's result says that if a Fréchet manifold is separable and metrizable then it embeds as an open subset into $\ell_2$. Finally, what exactly is the difference between the present question and your earlier question mathoverflow.net/questions/90656? –  Martin Dec 5 '12 at 20:46
Your question appears to me to be along the lines of "tell me something about infinite dimensional manifolds", in that it's rather undirected and unmotivated. –  Ryan Budney Dec 5 '12 at 21:03
@user49437: my first question was reacting against Michors assertion that Banach Manifolds aren't interesting. Obviously they're not flexible enough notion for the purposes he wants to put them to. –  Mozibur Ullah Dec 5 '12 at 22:05
@Ryan: I'd agree it isn't focused enough, but I'd dispute its unmotivated. –  Mozibur Ullah Dec 5 '12 at 22:05