The Arf-kervaire Invariant Problem in Algebraic Topology: Introduction

@inproceedings{Hopkins2010TheAI,
  title={The Arf-kervaire Invariant Problem in Algebraic Topology: Introduction},
  author={Michael J. Hopkins and Douglas C. Ravenel and A BSTRACT},
  year={2010}
}
This paper gives the history and background of one of the oldest problems in algebraic topology, along with a short summary of our solution to it and a description of some of the tools we use. More details of the proof are provided in our second paper in this volume, The Arf-Kervaire invariant problem in algebraic topology: Sketch of the proof. A rigorous… CONTINUE READING