Rational Mackey functors of profinite groups

20/10/2017, 14:00 - 15:00 in MAP/0G/018

Danny Sugrue, Queen’s University Belfast


Rational Mackey functors for a compact topological group G are a useful tool for modelling rational G equivariant cohomology theories. Having a better understanding of Mackey functors will enhance our understanding of G-cohomology theories and G-equivariant homotopy theory in general. In the compact Lie group case, rational Mackey functors have been studied extensively by John Greenlees (and others). In this talk we will discuss what can be shown in the case where G is profinite (an inverse limit of finite groups).