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Elliptic Cohomology Learning Group: More about E-theory May 02, 2019 (03:30 PM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Paul VanKoughnett (Purdue University)
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We've seen how to construct a candidate for the Morava E-theory associated to a formal group G_0, as the orientation classifier for a spectral universal deformation formal group of G_0. As constructed, this object has a straightforward universal property: it's the initial complex periodic commutative ring spectrum whose classical Quillen formal group is equipped with the structure of a deformation of G_0. This week, we'll show that this object is actually E-theory by computing its homotopy groups. Time permitting, we may discuss further applications.

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