Title:
Twisted constructions in group cohomology and applications
to representation theory
Abstract:
We introduce a variation of Evens wreath construction in
group cohomology. This construction is applied to answer
various classical questions in group cohomology,
representation theory and homotopy theory. For example:
1. We compute explicit formulas for the characteristic classes of certain wreath representations, generalizing results of L. Evens. As a corollary we provide algebraic formulas for the characteristic classes of induced bundles and induced representations. This provides a very conceptual answer to an old question posed by M. Atiyah. 2. We prove the conjectured functoriality of Fulton-MacPherson's multiplicative transfer in ordinary cohomology and show that this transfer comes from a generalized cohomology theory. We finally show how these constructions arise in an algebraic geometric setting and indicate their relation to the motivic homotopy theory developed by V. Voevodsky. |

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