SMS scnews item created by Joshua Ciappara at Tue 10 Nov 2020 1909
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 31 Dec 2020
Calendar1: 11 Nov 2020 1500
CalLoc1: Zoom webinar
Auth: ciappara@125.254.111.63 (jcia6420) in SMS-LDAP

Student Algebra Seminar: Mangalath -- The Chern character

Vishnu Mangalath will give the Seminar’s tenth talk in Semester 2 tomorrow afternoon
on Zoom.  Please find the details below.  Anyone desiring to attend the talk or join the
mailing list is warmly invited to get in touch: ciappara@maths.usyd.edu.au.

Title: The Chern character

Abstract: In this lecture we will define the Chern character, which gives us a
convenient homomorphism from K-theory to ordinary singular cohomology.  As an
application, we will see that the tangent bundle of an even-dimensional sphere does not