NOTE CHANGE IN TIME 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. --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: David Blanc <BLANC@MATH.HAIFA.AC.IL>