Online seminar, U. Haifa Topology & Geometry seminar on January 24, 2021

Topology & Geometry Seminar

Speaker: Samik Basu, Indian Statistical Institute

Topic: R-module Thom spectra

Place: This is an online seminar. Please email David Blanc “blanc at math dot haifa dot ac dot il” for the Zoom ID and password.

Time: 16:00

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021


The R-module Thom spectrum functor was defined by Ando, Blumberg,
Gepner, Hopkins, and Rezk in the context of orientations on the R-module
Thom spectrum. We view the construction from the point of view of
structured ring spectra showing that the functor has good monoidal
properties. These results allow us to construct A_\infty R-algebra
structures on various quotients, and compute their Topological
Hochschild homology.