Deformation K-theory

5 November 2015
Simon Gritschacher

Deformation K-theory was introduced by G. Carlsson and gives an interesting invariant of a group G encoding higher homotopy information about its representation spaces. Lawson proved a relation between this object and a homotopy theoretic analogue of the representation ring. This talk will not contain many details, instead I will outline some basic constructions and hopefully communicate the main ideas.

  • Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar