Equivariant Computations and the Gap Theorem

Equivariant Computations and the Gap Theorem

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Mike Hill, University of Virginia
Fine Hall 110

I'll show how elementary computations with equivariant chain complexes and homology can be used to prove the vanishing of certain homotopy groups. Together with the detection theorem, this shows that the group in which the Kervaire classes would be detected is the zero group.