Department of Mathematics

Geometry and Topology

  •  Dominic Culver, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  •  Towards a counter example of the telescope conjecture
  •  11/29/2018
  •  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

The telescope conjecture is the only remaining Ravenel conjecture to remain unsolved. In this talk, I will give a review of the chromatic perspective on stable homotopy theory and motivate the telescope conjecture. I will then proceed to sketch Mahowald’s proof of the height 1 telescope conjecture for 2-local spectra. Time permitting, I will describe work in progress with Beaudry, Behrens, Bhattacharya, and Xu on using the tmf-resolution of the Bhattacharya-Egger spectrum to find a counter example to the height 2 telescope conjecture.



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-0844
Fax: (517) 432-1562

College of Natural Science