Topology Seminar

Notes on the margins of E-theory

Paul VanKoughnett, Northwestern

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
Hylan 1106A

The deformation space of a height n formal group over a finite field has an exact interpretation into homotopy theory, in the form of height n Morava E-theory. The K(t)-localizations of E-theory, for t < n, force us to contend with the margins of the deformation space, where the formal group’s height is allowed to change. We present a modular interpretation of these marginal spaces, and discuss applications to homotopy theory.

There will also be a pretalk in Hylan 1106A from 2 to 3.

Event contact: vlorman at ur dot rochester dot edu