Topology Seminar - Professor John Klein
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Speaker: Professor John Klein, Wayne State University Department of Mathematics
Title: K-theoretic torsion and the zeta function
Abstract: In joint work with Cary Malkiewich, we generalize to higher algebraic K-theory an identity (originally due to Milnor) that relates the Reidemeister torsion of an infinite cyclic cover to its Lefschetz zeta function. Our identity involves a higher torsion invariant, the endomorphism torsion, of a parametrized family of endomorphisms as well as a higher zeta function of such a family. We also exhibit several examples of families of endomorphisms having non-trivial endomorphism torsion.