College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# Women in Mathematics Colloquium Series

Speaker:

Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University)

Topic:

Invariants of rings via equivariant homotopy

**Abstract: **

Algebraic K-theory is an invariant of rings which illustrates a fascinating interplay between algebra and topology. Defined using topological tools, this invariant has important applications to algebraic geometry, number theory, and geometric topology. One fruitful approach to computing algebraic K-theory uses equivariant homotopy theory, a branch of algebraic topology which studies topological objects with a group action. In this talk I will give an introduction to algebraic K-theory and its applications, and talk about modern methods to compute algebraic K-theory.

Meeting ID: 933 2642 7847

Passcode: 831048

Event Date:

September 24, 2020 - 3:30pm

Location:

Online (Zoom)

Calendar Category:

Colloquium