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Department of Mathematics   University of Haifa
 
Reading Seminar on Topological Modular Forms
 
Speaker: Debasis Sen, University of Haifa
 
Title:    Elliptic Genera (cont.)
 
Date:    Sunday, March 10, 2013
 
Place:   Room 614 of the Science & Education Building, Univ. of Haifa
 
Time:     15:10   (one hour later than previously announced).
 
          Abstract:
 
A  *genus* is a homomorphism from a cobordism theory to some ring -
the simplest example is the *signature* of a 4n-dimensional closed
manifold. In 1987 Serge Ochanine defined the notion of an *elliptic
genus*, which led to the notion of elliptic cohomology.  This time we will
see how the Landweber Exact Functor theorem is used to construct the
cohomology theory.
 
Note:  The planned meeting was postponed from March 3, 2013.  The new
meeting will also serve as the organizational meeting for the seminar
for the new semester.
 
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Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
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