Constructing equivariant spectra

Thursday, November 12, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Equivariant spectra determine cohomology theories that incorporate a group action on spaces. Such spectra are increasingly important in algebraic topology but can be difficult to understand or construct. I will discuss recent work with Angelica Osorno, in which we build such spectra out of purely algebraic data based on symmetric monoidal categories. Our method is philosophically similar to classical work of Segal on building nonequivariant spectra.
Speaker: 
Anna Marie Bohmann
Vanderbilt University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 214