PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:The index of elliptic operators: reduction to Dirac operators
Seminar:Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Erik van Erp, Dartmouth College
From the point of view of geometric K-homology, the proof of the Atiyah-Singer index formula naturally breaks up in two clearly separate steps: first you derive the index formula for Dirac operators, and then you show that the problem for general elliptic operators reduces to Dirac operators, using Bott periodicity. In this talk I discuss a simple approach to the second step.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:03 / 29 / 2012
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm