Suggested reading

Throughout

Weeks 4 and 5

For basic material on elliptic curves, read:

Weeks 6 and 7

For material on formal group laws, read one of:

For the Lubin-Tate deformation theory, I will use the presentation in Charles Rezk's Notes on the Hopkins-Miller theorem.

Week 8

Week 8 (February 22nd - 26th) I'll be in Bielefeld for the workshop.

Weeks 9 and 10

For the Steenrod algebra, exact couples, the Adams spectral sequence, and the complex bordism ring the following may be useful:

John Rognes / January 26th 1999