Topology Seminar

Title: RO(Z/p)-graded cohomology of some classifying spaces
Speaker: Megan Guichard Shulman
Speaker Info: University of Chicago
Brief Description:
Special Note:

When dealing with G-spaces for a finite group G, there are many reasons to think that RO(G)-graded Bredon cohomology is the ``correct'' equivariant cohomology theory to consider. Unfortunately, it is also very difficult to compute with. Gaunce Lewis calculated the RO(Z/p)-graded cohomology of complex projective spaces in the 1980s, and William Kronholm calculated the RO(Z/2)-graded cohomology of some real projective spaces in his 2008 thesis, but to date no other calculations have been done. In this talk, I will describe an equivariant spectral sequence which can be used in conjunction with the equivariant Serre spectral sequence and the equivariant cohomology of complex projective spaces to identify the RO(Z/p)-graded cohomology of the equivariant classifying space B_{Z/p} O(2).
Date: Monday, March 08, 2010
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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