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An application of T-duality to K-theory

Presented by: 
Pedram Hekmati IMPA - Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, University of Auckland
Date: 
Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 10:00 to 11:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Co-author: David Baraglia (The University of Adelaide)

T-duality is a discrete symmetry that was discovered by physicists in the context of string theory, but has now matured into a precise mathematical statement. In this talk I will give a brief overview of topological T-duality and explain how it can be used to give a new, surprisingly simple proof of Hodgkin’s famous theorem on the K-theory of compact simply connected Lie groups.
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