Topology Seminar: Man Chuen Cheng

  • Date: 09/12/2012
  • Time: 15:00
Man Chuen Cheng, UBC

University of British Columbia


It was a result of Greenlees and Sadofsky that classifying
spaces of finite groups satisfy a Morava K-theory version of Poincare
duality, which was proved by showing the contractibility of the
corresponding Tate spectrum. In this series of two talks, I will
explain the proof, discuss its generalization to quotient orbifolds and
consequences with examples. Some background in equivariant stable
homotopy theory will be given. If time permits, I will also explain why
the duality map can be viewed as coming from a Spanier-Whitehead type
construction for differentiable stacks.

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Location: PIMS Lounge- ESB 4133