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Descending Invertibility and the Brauer group of Topological Modular Forms

Connections for Women: Derived Algebraic Geometry, Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces January 28, 2019 - January 30, 2019

January 28, 2019 (09:30 AM PST - 10:30 AM PST)
Speaker(s): Vesna Stojanoska (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
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I will describe how studying descent for invertible objects gives computational tools for determining invariants such as Picard or local Brauer groups. The illustrative examples will be related to K-theory and topological modular forms. This is based on work in progress with Antieau and Meier.

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