Mathematical Conversations

Topic: Cohomology Theories and Formal Groups

Speaker: Jacob Lurie

Affiliation: Professor, School of Mathematics

Date & Time: Wednesday December 11th, 2019, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Dilworth Room

In the 1960's, Quillen found a remarkable relationship between a certain class of cohomology theories and the theory of formal groups. This discovery has had a profound impact on the development of stable homotopy theory. In this talk, I'll give a brief exposition of Quillen's work and some of the developments it has led to.