Prof. Dr. Stefan Schwede, Universität Bonn, Vortrag: Equivariant properties of symmetric products
Wednesday, 18.06.2014 16:30 im Raum M5
A celebrated theorem by Dold and Thom says that the infinite symmetric
product construction of a space turns homology groups into homotopy groups. The infinite symmetric product is filtered by the number of factors; when applied to spheres this filtration provides a sequence of spectra between the sphere spectrum and the integral Eilenberg-Mac Lane spectrum. This filtration has received a lot of attention and the subquotients are interesting stable homotopy types.
In this talk I will discuss the equivariant stable homotopy types, for finite groups, obtained from this filtration for the infinite symmetric product of representation spheres. The filtration is more complicated than in the non-equivariant case, and already on the zeroth homotopy groups an interesting filtration of the augmentation ideal of the Burnside rings arises. Our method is by `global' homotopy theory, i.e., we study the simultaneous behaviour for all finite groups at once.