Topology Seminar: Kee Lam (UBC)
- Date: 10/01/2010
Kee Lam (UBC)
University of British Columbia
Vector fields and the Kervaire invariant
The recent solution of M. Hill, M. Hopkins and D. Ravanel of the Kervaire invariant problem is likely to lead to a new area in the study of homotopy groups of spheres. In this talk I will explain that problem, and indicate what the above three authors have achieved. I’ll discuss the impact of their result on the study of vector fields and mention some problems which now open up in this “Post Kervaire-Milnor” era
3:00pm - 4:00pm, WMAX 110.