D-branes and twisted K-homology I

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Eyal Subag, Mathieu Stienon, Nigel Higson.

Speaker: Paul Baum, Penn State

Abstract: K-homology is the dual theory to K-theory. This talk will first review ordinary (i.e. not twisted) K-homologyand will then introduce twisted K-homology via a definition which uses functional analysis a la Kasparov. How can twisted K-homology be defined geometrically? The talk will conclude with the Baum-Carey-Wang geometric definition of twisted K-homology and how this relates to the Kasparov definition and to the D-branes of string theory.


Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 09/29/2015

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm