Accession Number:

ADA566964

Title:

Topological Methods in Automorphic Forms

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 2007-31 Jul 2010

Corporate Author:

HARVARD COLL CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The work supported by this grant resulted in the solution by Michael Hill, Michael Hopkins and Doug Ravenel of the Kervaire Invariant problem. The Kervaire invariant problem was one of the longest standing open problems in algebraic topology, and its solution represents major breakthrough. The many new innovative techniques developed for this purpose are making a strong impact on the field of algebraic topology. The solution hints at a relationship between quantum field theory in dimension four and the Kervaire invariant, making an unexpected connection between this old problem and theoretical physics.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE