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Date:  Monday, November 13, 2017

Title:  Detectors in homotopy theory

Abstract:  In physics, the detection of certain particles has required working at increasingly high energy. These accelerator experiments have required increasingly elaborate detectors and data analysis to reconstruct events from the production of dozens, sometimes hundreds of resulting particles. I will use this analogy to discuss the increasingly elaborate "detectors" used in homotopy theory to probe the stable homotopy groups of spheres in increasingly large dimensions. These "detectors" are versions of the Adams spectral sequence. To maximize the accessibility of this talk, I will avoid using the language of spectral sequences.


Speaker:  Mark Behrens
Institution:  Notre Dame University

 

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