Math 549, Spring 2018: Topics in Algebraic Topology

Spectral sequences in algebraic topology

Jean Leray, the inventor of spectral sequences 1906-1998 More pictures

Jean-Pierre Serre, the first person to use spectral sequences in algebraic topology More pictures

Armand Borel 1923-2003 More pictures

John Milnor
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Sir Michael Atiyah
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Friedrich Hirzebruch 1927-2012 More pictures

Sergei Novikov
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Samuel Eilenberg 1913-1998 More pictures

John Moore 1923-2016

Saunders Mac Lane 1909-2005 More pictures

Instructor Information

  • Doug Ravenel
    Office: Hylan 819
    Phone: x54415
    Office hours: TBA

Class meetings

  • TR 2:00-3:15, all in Hylan 1101. A few extra meetings will be held at #:25-4:40 on Tuesday or Thursday, also in 1101, to make up for times I will be out of town.

  • The first meeting will be on Thursday January 18.

  • There will be no classes on February 13 and 15, and March 20 and 22. There will also be none on March 13 and 15 due to Spring break.