Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 08:00
Location: 
Kidd 364

Speaker Info

Institution: 
U. Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, visiting OSU
Abstract: 

Stable homotopy theory predicts that there is a sequence of generalized cohomology theory with deep relations to geometry and analysis. The first two are ordinary cohomology and K-theory and are well-understood. The leading candidate for the third is "elliptic cohomology", which relates homotopy theory, the theory of elliptic curves, and string theory. I will describe some of the signal results in the subject, and survey some current areas of active research.