### A Seminar on a Geometric Model for TMF

#### Posted by Urs Schreiber

Contuinuing with my by now well-established practice – see A Seminar on a Survey of Elliptic Cohomology and A Seminar on Gromov-Witten Invariants – of working seminar notes here at MPI Bonn into the $n$Lab, I am now continuing with the main event, the lecture series by Stephan Stolz and Peter Teichner on their work on

See there for a (little) bit of background and context.

Notes on today’s sessions are beginning to find an incarnation as wiki-entries here:

Axiomatic field theories and their definition from topology

(1|1)-dimensional Euclidean field theories and K-theory

(2|1)-dimensional Euclidean field theories and tmf.

So far this sketches the outline of the construction. Concrete details are the topic of the next days. Those reader who haven’t seen aspects of this program before might find the notes so far a bit impenetrable, for instance a basic understanding of supermanifolds is assumed. So I am posting this here for the time being more for the experts who might lend me a hand in polishing this, than for the laymen. For them, hopefully, this will develop into something useful as this proceeds.

In particular, please notice, as before, that the notes behind these links are, for the time being, notes taken real-time during the seminar, with no real post-production yet. So everything is a bit rough at the moment. Help me make it become more smooth!

Posted at September 21, 2009 6:19 PM UTC
## Re: A Seminar on a Geometric Model for TMF

This is soooo fast. How do you this?