For more information about this meeting, contact Mathieu Stienon, Nigel Higson, Ping Xu.

Title: | Formal Hecke algebras and oriented cohomology theories |

Seminar: | GAP Seminar |

Speaker: | Alexander Hoffnung, Temple |

Abstract: |

The affine Hecke algebra can be constructed geometrically on the
equivariant K-theory of the Steinberg variety. Many related
convolution constructions appear in geometric representation on
various (co)homology theories. It seems natural to work towards a
theory of higher representation theory in order to find a unified
framework for such geometric constructions.
We implement formal methods to study the role of arbitrary oriented
cohomology theories in analogues of geometric constructions in
representation theory. We generalize the construction of the nil Hecke
ring of Kostant and Kumar to the context of an arbitrary oriented
cohomology theory of Levine and Morel, e.g. to Chow groups, connective
K-theory, elliptic cohomology, or algebraic cobordism.
In particular, we define formal (affine) Demazure algebras and formal
(affine) Hecke algebras. These depend on one-dimensional commutative
formal group laws and specialize to known variants of the Hecke
algebra at the additive and multiplicative formal group laws. In
general, this family of formal Hecke algebras satisfies equations that
we call ´oriented braid relations´, which agree with the usual braid
relations at the additive and multiplicative formal group laws.
Joint work w. José Malagón Lopez, Alistair Savage, and Kirill Zainoulline |

### Room Reservation Information

Room Number: | MB106 |

Date: | 11 / 13 / 2012 |

Time: | 02:30pm - 03:30pm |