Moonshine, topological modular forms, and 576 fermions.

I will report on progress understanding the 576-fold periodicity in TMF in terms of conformal field theoretic constructions. Sporadic finite groups and their cohomology will play a role.

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Seminar
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 13:30 to 15:00
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Sky Room
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394