Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Title: Tensor triangular geometry of stable homotopy categories
Abstract: Tensor triangular geometry provides a unified framework in which to study structural properties of triangulated categories with a compatible tensor (i.e. symmetric monoidal) product. Examples of such categories include:
* perfect complexes over a commutative ring,
* the derived category of Gmodules for G a finite group,
* the SpanierWhithead stable homotopy category,
* the stable Gequivariant homotopy category, and
* the stable motivic homotopy category.
I will survey the constructions and successes of tensor triangular geometry, and then describe a particularly important comparison map between the ttspectrum of a ttcategory C and the Zariski spectrum of the endomorphisms of the unit object in C. Recent work of Heller, Thornton, and myself uses this map to study the tensor triangular geometry of the stable motivic homotopy category.
Speaker: Kyle Ormsby
Institution: Reed College
