Seminar in Real and Complex Geometry

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 16:00-18:00, Schreiber building, room 209

Jonatan Kogan (Tel Aviv & Haifa)

Introduction to Toda brackets and secondary operations


The Toda bracket is an operation originally invented to compute homotopy groups of spheres, but turns out to be a simple but important example of a "secondary operation". The talk is intended to introduce the concept of "secondary operations" and the philosophy behind them through this example.