Topology Seminar: Henrik Rüping

  • Date: 09/24/2014
  • Time: 15:15
Henrik Rüping, UBC

University of British Columbia


Algebraic K-Theory of Group rings and its applications I


In this talk I will mention some conjectures about group rings (Idempotent conjecture, unit conjecture) and mention their stable versions. Those involve algebraic K-theory. I will explain how the Farrell-Jones conjecture implies those stable versions. I will then finish with the status of the Farrell-Jones conjecture. The cheapest way to prove it for a certain group is to use its inheritance properties, but this also touches very interesting questions in (geometric) group theory.

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Location: ESB 4133



Part 1 of a 2-part lecture: