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.