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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Atiyah-Singer Revisited
Seminar:Geometry Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Paul Baum, PSU
Abstract:
This talk will outline one particular point of view on the Atiyah-Singer index theorem for elliptic operators. First, a special case of Atiyah-Singer (which includes many of the most interesting examples) will be proved as a corollary of Bott periodicity. Next, K-homology, the dual theory to K-theory, will be used to prove the general case of Atiyah-Singer --- and also to obtain index formulas for operators which are not elliptic.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:09 / 29 / 2010
Time:12:15pm - 01:30pm