Current Activities

Tuesday activities take place between 13:00-14:45. When at KTH, then in room 3418, and when at SU, then in room 22, house 5. Divergence from this is marked with a "*" and completed by, if needed, neccessary information.  

Kristian Moi: On real THH

Time: Tue 2017-10-03 13.00 - 14.00

Location: Room 3418, Lindstedtsvägen 25, Department of mathematics, KTH

ABSTRACT: Topological Hochschild homology (THH) was introduced by Bökstedt in order to make computations of algebraic K-theory of rings and ring spectra. For rings with anti-involution, Hesselholt and Madsen introduced real algebraic K-theory, which combines Hermitian and algebraic K-theory into a single genuine Z/2-equivariant spectrum. I will report on recent joint work with Dotto, Patchkoria and Reeh on real topological Hochschild homology, which is the corresponding equivariant refinement of THH. The talk will focus on basic ideas and computations.

Fabian Hebestreit: Tautological classes of aspherical manifolds

Time: Tue 2017-10-10 13.00 - 14.45

Location: Room 22, House 5, Kräftriket, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University

ABSTRACT: Tautological classes, or generalised Morita-Miller-Mumford classes as they are often called, are characteristic classes of manifold bundles derived from tangential data. They have recently come to the foreground through the work of Madsen, Tillmann and Weiss on surface bundles, and then Galatius and Randal-Williams for higher dimensional fibres. Their results describe the cohomology of the diffeomorphism group in degrees linearly bounded by the genus of the manifold in terms of these classes and close relatives.
Aspherical manifolds are an interesting class of manifold that have vanishing genus and indeed, I will speak about a result of ours that shows the vanishing of tautological classes on them away from two obstructions: The consequences of the surface case and hyperbolisation. This is joint work with M.Land, W.Lück and O.Randal-Williams

Hochschild reading seminar - Bashar Saleh: Hochschild homology and the free loop space, HH of group rings

Time: Tue 2017-10-17 13.00 - 14.45

Location: Room 3418, Lindstedtsvägen 25, Department of mathematics, KTH

ABSTRACT: This is the first talk in the reading seminar on Hochschild homology

Hochschild reading seminar - Jeroen Hekking: The B-operator and the Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg

Time: Tue 2017-10-31 13.00 - 14.45

Location: Room 3418, Lindstedtsvägen 25, 4th floor, Department of mathematics, KTH

ABSTRACT: This is the second talk in the reading seminar on Hochschild homology

Hochschild reading seminar - Clas Löfwall: Free models and cyclic homology of algebras of global dimension at most two

Time: Tue 2017-11-07 13.00 - 14.45

Location: Room 22, House 5, Kräftriket, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University

ABSTRACT: We give a formula for cyclic homology for free algebras which is used to compute cyclic homology of global dimension two algebras, in particular a free algebra modulo a symmetric quadratic form or not too many general symmetric quadratic forms which using Koszul duality gives a formula for the cyclic homology of a commutaive polynomial ring modulo sufficiently many quadratic relations. This talk is part of the reading seminar on Hochschild homology

Lennart Meier: Unstable telescopic homotopy theory

Time: Tue 2017-11-14 13.00 - 14.45

Location: Room 3418, Lindstedtsvägen 25, 4th floor, Department of mathematics, KTH

ABSTRACT: In the 1960s, Quillen found a Lie algebra model for rational homotopy theory. Together with later work by Sullivan, this led to a lot of computational work on rational homotopy theory. But rational homotopy theory is just the first of a whole ladder of approximations to the homotopy theory of spaces. For every prime p and every n, there is a telescopic homotopy theory of spaces (of which rational homotopy is the limit case n=0).
The Bousfield-Kuhn functor allows to compare the unstable telescopic homotopy theory with stable homotopy theory. I will describe how this allows to give a model of unstable telescopic homotopy as "Lie algebras in T(n)-local spectra". In the first 45 minutes, I will give an introduction to basic ideas of rational, chromatic and telescopic homotopy theory.

Hochschild reading seminar - Greg Arone: Cyclic homology

Time: Tue 2017-11-21 13.00 - 14.45

Location: Room 22, House 5, Kräftriket, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University

ABSTRACT: This is the fourth talk in the reading seminar on Hochschild homology

Lukas Brantner: TBA

Time: Tue 2017-11-28 13.00 - 14.00

Location: Room 3418, Lindstedtsvägen 25, 4th floor, Department of mathematics, KTH

ABSTRACT: TBA 

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