This course covers various appearances of formal geometry surrounding bordism theories in stable homotopy.
Our regular meeting times are listed below, and I have also posted my office hours. As this is a graduate topics class, there is little other administrative information. In particular, there is no scheduled homework or exams.
I will be updating the course notes, linked below, throughout the semester. If you want to make edits for yourself, the first thing you should do is register for an account and tell me your username, so that I can grant you access to the repository. Once you’ve done that, you should go to http://desktop.github.com (if you’re using Windows or Mac OS X), download the application they offer there, and point it toward the repository URL:
That will “clone” a copy of the notes. This is different from just downloading a copy of the notes as a .zip — “cloning” remembers that the notes came from GitHub’s server. From there, there are three useful actions the app can take:
I’m happy to play tech support, should you run into trouble. :) In any case, first register and send me your username.
This is a work in progress.