Time and place: Mondays and Wednesdays (possibly Fridays)
3:00-4:00pm, Room 2-142
Professor: Jacob Lurie
Office hours: TBA (or by appointment).
A course in algebraic topology at the graduate level (18.906 or
A reading course in algebraic topology. Students each select three papers
(either drawn from a list of classical literature in algebraic topology,
or chosen based on personal interest) and take turns presenting to each
other over the course of the semester.
|Wednesday September 10: Dustin on "Cohomology theories", E.H. Brown.
|Monday September 15: Thomas on "The Steenrod algebra and its dual",
|Wednesday September 17: Rex on "Quelques properietes globales des
varietes differentiables", R. Thom.
|Wednesday September 24: Nick on "On manifolds homeomorphic to the
7-sphere," J. Milnor.
|Monday September 29: Steven on "Higher algebraic K-theory I," D.
|Wednesday October 1: David on "Groups of Homotopy Spheres",
|Monday October 6: Dustin on "On the formal group laws of
unoriented and complex cobordism theory," D. Quillen
|Wednesday October 8: No Class
|Wednesday October 15: Rex on "The Geometric Realization of a
semi-simplicial complex," J. Milnor.
|Monday October 20: Nick on "Charakteristische Klassen und Anwen-
dungen", Atiyah and Hirzebruch.
|Wednesday October 22: Steven on "Finiteness conditions for CW
complexes." C.T.C. Wall.
|Monday October 27: David on "K-Theory and the Hopf Invariant", Adams
|Wednesday October 29: Tom on "Homology of Symmetric Products and other
Functors of Complexes", A. Dold.
|Monday, November 3: Dustin on "Homologie singuliere des espaces
fibres. I, Applications" J.P. Serre.