Topology Seminar

Title: An analogue of K-theory for higher chromatic homotopy theory
Speaker: Craig Westerland
Speaker Info: University of Melbourne
Brief Description:
Special Note:

We introduce a new cohomology theory constructed using homotopy theoretic methods that bears some formal resemblance to K-theory -- it is equipped withe Adams operations, a form of periodicity, and an analogue of the J-homomorphism. However, the information that it encodes is of a higher "chromatic level" than K-theory, and so may be suitable for studying higher chromatic phenomena in stable homotopy theory. Unfortunately, its geometric meaning is far from apparent, although there are some hints of a relationship with n-gerbes.
Date: Monday, April 08, 2013
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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