Topological K-theory Seminar

University of Sheffield, Fall 2016


This seminar aims to be a basic introduction to topological K-theory, following mainly Atiyah's book.

The meetings will take place in room J-11 Hicks Building on Mondays at 1pm during the Fall.

A short note on the seminar can be found HERE.

Fall Talks:

Title: Organization Meeting
Week: 1

Title: An overview of K-theory.    (Paul Mitchener)
Week: 2

Title: An introduction to vector bundles.  (Daniel Graves) 
Week: 3

Title: Vector bundles on compact spaces. Part I. (Paul Johnson) 

Week: 4

Title: Vector bundles on compact spaces. Part II. (Malte Heuer) 
Week: 5

Title: K-theory: basic definitions and properties. Part I. (Rory Potter)
Week: 6

Title: K-theory: basic definitions and properties. Part II. (Luca)
Week: 7

Title: Bott periodicity. (Dimitar Kodjabachev)
Week: 8

Title: Characteristic Classes. Part I. (Caitlin McAuley)
Week: 9

Title: Characteristic Classes. Part II. (Eoin Murphy)
Week: 10

Title: The Chern character. (Haluk Sengun)
Week: 11