Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Steenrod operations and the Floer homotopy type
Speaker: Tim Large
Speaker Info: MIT
Brief Description: Note exceptional time and room
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A natural question in symplectic geometry and gauge theory is whether one can construct a homotopy type underlying the Floer homology groups. There are usually topological obstructions to this, but if one could, the Z/p coefficient versions of the Floer groups would come with natural Steenrod operations. On the other hand, one could try construct these operations as equivariant refinements of the pair-of-pants product, analogously to the story for singular homology. In this talk, we will explain how these two approaches relate to each other.
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Ezra Getzler
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