PhD Defense – Jean Verrette @ Keller 301

February 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
301 Keller Hall
2565 McCarthy mall, Honolulu, HI
United States

Title: Algebraic Realization of Complex Equivariant Vector bundles over the 2-Sphere with actions by Rotational Symmetry Groups of the Platonic Solids

Dissertation Draft

Abstract: We verify the Algebraic Realization Conjecture for complex equivariant vector bundles over the 2-sphere with effective actions by the rotational symmetries of the tetrahedron, octahedron, and icosahedron. We introduce three strongly algebraic complex line bundles over the 2-sphere by constructing classifying maps. We demonstrate how every equivariant complex line bundle is a tensor product of these three established strongly algebraic bundles, and any equivariant complex vector bundle over the 2-sphere is a Whitney sum of equivariant complex line bundles. Our classification proofs rely on equivariant CW complex constructions and the induced equivariant pointed cofibration sequences.