Topology Seminar

Title: Higher geometry and algebraic K-theory
Speaker: John Lind
Speaker Info: U Chicago
Brief Description:
Special Note:

A cohomology theory E is particularly useful when we can understand its cocycles E^*(X) in terms of geometric objects associated to the space X. A basic example is the description of topological K-theory in terms of complex vector bundles. I will give an analogous interpretation of cocycles for E=K(R), the algebraic K-theory of an associative ring spectrum, in terms of bundles of R-modules over X. I will also discuss conjectural connections to elliptic cohomology theories and higher categorical geometry.
Date: Monday, January 10, 2011
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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