Generalized cohomology via super symmetric Euclidean field theories


Peter Teichner

University of California, Berkeley

Harvard University

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Talk at 4:30 p.m. in Science Center D

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in the Math Lounge


Abstract:   We will survey some joint work in progress with Stephan Stolz. For a smooth manifold M, we define the space of all super symmetric d-dimensional Euclidean field theories over M. We show that after dividing out a concordance relation, the case d=0 gives de Rham cohomology and d=1 gives K-theory of M. Finally, we explain why the case d=2 might be related to the Hopkins-Miller-Lurie theory of topological modular forms.


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