Spin Bundles

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
Spin bundles give the geometric data necessary for the description of fermions in physical theories. Not all manifolds admit appropriate spin structures, and the study of spin-geometry interacts with K-theory. We will discuss spin bundles, their associated spectra, and Atiyah-Bott-Shapiro's K orientation of MSpin--the spectrum classifying spin-cobordism.