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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

11:00 am in Via Zoom,Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Models of Lubin-Tate spectra via Real bordism theory

XiaoLin "Danny" Shi (University of Chicago)

Abstract: In this talk, we will present Real-oriented models of Lubin-Tate theories at p=2 and arbitrary heights. For these models, we give explicit formulas for the action of certain finite subgroups of the Morava stabilizer groups on the coefficient rings. This is an input necessary for future computations. The construction utilizes equivariant formal group laws associated with the norms of the Real bordism theory. As a consequence, we will describe how we can use these models to prove periodicity theorems for Lubin-Tate theories and set up an inductive approach to prove differentials in their slice spectral sequences. This talk is based on several joint projects with Agnès Beaudry, Jeremy Hahn, Mike Hill, Guchuan Li, Lennart Meier, Guozhen Wang, Zhouli Xu, and Mingcong Zeng.

Please contact for Zoom info.

Friday, January 29, 2021

4:00 pm in Zoom,Friday, January 29, 2021

Organizaitonal Meeting

Brannon (UIUC)

Abstract: We will be having our first organizational meeting. Please email basilio3(at)illinois(dot)edu for the Zoom information.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

11:00 am in Zoom,Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Redshift in algebraic K-theory

Jeremy Hahn (MIT)

Abstract: I will describe work, joint with Dylan Wilson, about the redshifting properties of algebraic K-theory. I will focus on concrete examples, sketching proofs at the prime 2 that K(ko) has chromatic height 2 and K(tmf) has chromatic height 3.

For Zoom info, please email

Friday, February 12, 2021

4:00 pm in Zoom,Friday, February 12, 2021

Geometry of Knots

Brannon Basilio (UIUC)

Abstract: In this talk, we give an introduction to the geometry of knots. We first start with an example of how to decompose a knot complement into ideal tetrahedron and the conditions needed in order to obtain a hyperbolic structure on the tetrahedron. We then talk briefly of recent work in knot theory that uses this decomposition to obtain bounds on the hyperbolic volume of the knot complement. For Zoom information, please email basilio3 (at) illinois (dot) edu.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

11:00 am in Zoom,Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Understanding accessible infinity-categories

Charles Rezk   [email] (UICU)

Abstract: Lurie introduced the very important notion of "accessible infinity-category", a generalization of the more classical notion of "accessible category". These are (infinity-)categories which are produced from two pieces of data: a small (infinity-)category and a "regular cardinal". The goal of this talk is to give an introduction to some of the ideas surrounding these, and to put them in a broader context.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

11:00 am in Zoom,Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Borel C_2-equivariant K(1)-local sphere

William Balderrama (UIUC)

Abstract: I'll talk about the structure of the Borel C_2-equivariant K(1)-local sphere. This captures Im J-type phenomena in C_2-equivariant and R-motivic stable stems, and gives a concise approach to understanding the K(1)-localizations of stunted projective spaces.

For Zoom info, please contact

Friday, February 26, 2021

4:00 pm in Zoom,Friday, February 26, 2021

A Length and an Area Walk Into a Bar Complex

Cameron Rudd (UIUC)

Abstract: I will discuss some occurrences of lengths and area in geometry. Please contact basilio3 (at) illinois (dot) edu for Zoom information.