Peter Teichner and Lukas Brantner
Wed 11:10 - 12:40 in 891 Evans in March and April
March 14: Peter Teichner, Introduction to TMF via the Witten genus
March 22 (Thursday at 11:10 in 740 Evans): Danica and Matthias, Complex oriented cohomology theories, formal group laws, Landweber exactness, examples.
March 26 (Monday at 2:10 in 740 Evans): Bertram and Matthias, Stack of formal groups, flatness conditions and proof of Landweber’s exact functor theorem.
April 4 (in 736 Evans): Daniel and Alex,
Spectral Artin representability and the moduli stack of elliptic curves
SAG 184.108.40.206 and EC1 2.4.1
April 11: Lukas and Eugene, p-divisible groups and their deformations
EC2 3.4.1, SAG 7.0.1
April 18: Achim and Ben, Orientations of spectral elliptic curves
EC2 Section 4.3, 6.0.3
April 25: Bertram and Augusto, Definition of the commutative ring spectrum TMF
EC2 7.0.1, 7.0.3
Block Seminar, Spring 2018:
Elliptic Cohomology, following Jacob Lurie