Hayden Howard Lecture

The 2017-18 Hayden-Howard lecture

Speaker: Mike Hill, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
Time and location: Monday, 9 April 2018, 4pm. 214 Whitehall Classroom Building
Title: Evenness in algebraic topology

Abstract: There are several different notions of what it might mean for a space to be "even" in algebraic topology, all of which have useful, increasingly algebraic properties. I will begin by describing some classical work due to Wilson, focusing on what sorts of things happen when we have only even cells or homotopy groups, and then I will describe more recent work (all joint with Hopkins), where building on geometric intuition, we construct a version of this that works also when there is an action of a finite group.

Previous Hayden-Howard lecturers

  • 2016-17, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University and Yachay Tech University, Ecuador.
  • 2015-16, Yitang Zhang, University of New Hampshire
  • 2014-15,┬áRobert Lazarsfeld, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 2013-14, Jill Pipher, Brown University
  • 2012-13, Michelle Wachs, University of Miami
  • 2011-12, Doug Ravenel, University of Rochester
  • 2010-11, Luis Vega, Universidad del Pais Vasco
  • 2009-10, David Eisenbud, University of California at Berkeley
  • 2008-09, Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago
  • 2007-08, Joachim Rosenthal, University of Zurich
  • 2006-07, John Neuberger, University of North Texas
  • 2005-06, Fang-hua Lin, New York University
  • 2004-05, Gang Tian, Princeton University and MIT
  • 2003-04, Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
  • 2002-03, Craig Huneke, University of Kansas
  • 2001-02, Craig Evans, University of California at Berkeley
  • 2000-01, Richard Stanley, MIT

About the Hayden-Howard lecture

The Hayden-Howard lecture was inaugurated in the spring of 2001 by a generous contribution from a friend of the Department of Mathematics. The lecture series was established in honor of mathematics professors Thomas Hayden and Henry Howard. Each year, the lecture series brings a research mathematician of international stature to the University of Kentucky.

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