An introduction to chromatic homotopy theory

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:An introduction to chromatic homotopy theory
Speaker:Saul Glasman
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, November 18
Time/Room:6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room

Chromatic homotopy theory is the philosophy that homotopical phenomena should be understood via the periodicities they exhibit. Equivalently, it's the viewpoint that every prime number p hides an infinite hierarchy of "chromatic primes" of increasing topological degree. I'll give a rapid tour of some attractions selected from this huge subject. Topics may include redshift, topological modular forms and the world's most powerful linearization functor.