# Topology Seminar - Professor John Klein

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**Date:**March 29, 2022

**Time:**1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

**Category:**Seminar

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.

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