Twisted homology operations


Salle Duhem M3
Calista Bernard
Vendredi, 8 Janvier, 2021 - 14:00 - 15:00

In the 70s, Fred Cohen and Peter May gave a description of the mod $p$ homology of a free $E_n$-algebra in terms of certain homology operations, known as Dyer-Lashof operations, and the Browder bracket. These operations capture the failure of the $E_n$ multiplication to be strictly commutative, and they prove useful for computations. After reviewing the main ideas from May and Cohen's work, I will discuss a framework to generalize these operations to homology with certain twisted coefficient systems and give a complete classification of twisted operations for $E_{\infty}$-algebras. I will also explain computational results that show the existence of new operations for $E_2$-algebras.