# Robert Burklund: Nilpotence and periodicity revisited

**Time: **
Tue 2022-11-22 10.15

**Location: **
Albano, house 1, Cramer room

**Participating: **
Robert Burklund

**Abstract:**

In this talk I will present a new, simpler proof of the nilpotence and periodicity theorems of Devinatz—Hopkins—Smith. The key inputs in this proof are Nishida’s nilpotence theorem and an understanding of vanishing lines in synthetic spectra.