I will begin the talk by reviewing the definition of commutative K-theory, a generalized cohomology theory introduced by Adem and Gomez. It is a refinement of topological K-theory, where the transition functions of a vector bundle satisfy a commutativity condition. The theory is represented by an infinite loop space which is called a “classifying space for commutativity”. I will describe the homotopy type of this infinite loop space. Then I will discuss the graded ring structure on its homotopy groups, which corresponds to the tensor product of vector bundles.
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