The Godbillon-Vey invariant is a de Rham cohomology class associated to any transversely orientable foliated manifold, which can be explicitly constructed at the level of differential forms. Using Hopf cyclic theory, Connes and Moscovici have given in codimension 1 an explicit formula for the Godbillon-Vey invariant as a cyclic cocycle on a convolution algebra associated to the foliation. In this talk I will realise the Connes-Moscovici cocycle as the Chern character of a semifinite spectral triple built using groupoid equivariant KK-theory, and show how the construction generalises to foliations of arbitrary codimension.

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