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PIMS Distinguished Lecture

Fri., Mar. 8, 2024 3:30 p.m.

Location: On Zoom with Viewing Party in RIC 209

Speaker: Teena Gerhardt, Michigan State University

Title:  Interactions between topology and algebra: advances in algebraic K-theory (77 kB) PDF file


The field of algebraic topology has exposed deep connections between topology and algebra. One example of such a connection comes from algebraic K-theory. Algebraic K-theory is an invariant of rings, defined using tools from topology, that has important applications to algebraic geometry, number theory, and geometric topology. Algebraic K-groups are difficult to compute, but advances in algebraic topology have led to many recent computations which were previously intractable. In this talk I will introduce algebraic K-theory and its applications, and discuss recent advances in this field.

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