The dual Steenrod algebra

Series: 
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
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Georgia Tech
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Organizer: 

For Prof. Wickelgren's Stable Homotopy Theory class

The Steenrod algebra consists of all natural transformations of cohomology over a prime field.  I will present work of Milnor showing that the Steenrod algebra also has a natural coalgebra structure and giving an explicit description of the dual algebra.