Topology Seminar

Title: Equivariant operads and string topology
Speaker: Professor Craig Westerland
Speaker Info: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Brief Description:
Special Note:

From an operad C of topological spaces with an action of a group G, we construct new operads in spectra from the homotopy fixed point and orbit spectra. These new operads are equivalent when the generalized G-Tate cohomology of C is trivial. Applying this theory to the little disk operads C_k (which are SO(k)-operads) we obtain operads governing the Chas-Sullivan string bracket and conjecturally higher dimensional versions. I will also make some remarks about Koszul duality in this context.
Date: Monday, September 26, 2005
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Prof. Paul Goerss
Contact email: pgoerss@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8544
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