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Rademacher Lectures

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:30pm

Paul Baum

Pennsylvania State University

Location

University of Pennsylvania

A4 DRL

Tea will be served at 3:00pm in 4E17 DRL.

Lecture 1.  WHAT IS K-THEORY AND WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

This talk will consist of four points.

 1. The basic definition of K-theory
 2. A brief history of  K-theory
 3. Algebraic versus topological K-theory
 4. The unity of K-theory