|Date: Friday, March 09, 2018
Location: 1360 East Hall (12:10 PM to 2:00 PM)
Title: The Adams spectral sequence and some basic computations
Abstract: Spectral sequences are ubiquitous in algebraic topology, they have been playing an important role in various computations for stable objects. The main goal of this talk is to provide the audience with a workable setup for the Adams spectral sequence based on generalised (co)homology theories, and also to present a few basic examples, like computations for complex corbidism MU. We will start with a brief account of how spectral sequences originated in Leray's and Serre's work. With an appropriate resolution we will obtain Adams's generalisation. We will also discuss formal group laws and how they are related to complex oriented cohomology theories.
Speaker: Yunze Lu
Institution: University of Michigan