Topological K-Theory

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
To any compact Hausdorff space we can assign the ring of (classes of) vector bundles under the operations of direct sum and tensor product. This assignment allows the construction of an extraordinary cohomology theory for which the long exact sequence of a pair is 6-periodic.