# PIMS Distinguished Lecture

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Fri., Mar. 8, 2024 3:30 p.m.
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Location: On Zoom with Viewing Party in RIC 209
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**Speaker:** Teena Gerhardt, Michigan State University

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

**Abstract: **

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.

**For Zoom, please pre-register at:** https://uregina-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsfu-prjkuGtDbZtO3x00R_XvsKfMmV1aX

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