Spin Bundles

Series: 
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 
Spin bundles give the geometric data necessary for the description of fermions in physical theories. Not all manifolds admit appropriate spin structures, and the study of spin-geometry interacts with K-theory. We will discuss spin bundles, their associated spectra, and Atiyah-Bott-Shapiro's K orientation of MSpin--the spectrum classifying spin-cobordism.