Postdoc day, Seminar 4: Local Gorenstein duality in chromatic group cohomology

Date: 2022-01-14

Time: 15:50 - 16:20


Luca Pol


Many algebraic definitions and constructions can be made in a derived or homotopy invariant setting and as such make sense for ring spectra. Dwyer-Greenlees-Iyengar (followed by Barthel-Heard-Valenzuela) showed that one can make sense of local Gorenstein duality for ring spectra. In this talk, I will show that cochain spectra C*(BG;R) satisfy local Gorenstein duality surprisingly often, and explain some of the implications of this. When R=k is a field this recovers duality properties in modular representation theory conjectured by Benson and later proved by Benson-Greenlees. However, the result also applies to more exotic coefficients R such as Lubin-Tate theories, K-theory spectra or topological modular forms, showing that chromatic analogues of Benson’s conjecture also hold. This is joint work with Jordan Williamson.