Jack Carlisle

Visiting Assistant Professor


B.S., University of Texas - Austin, 2018
Ph.D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Research Group



Research Interests

The subject of G-equivariant homotopy theory has become ubiquitous in modern mathematics. In this field, one studies G-equivariant cohomology theories, which are represented by G-spectra. There are G-equivariant analogues of ordinary cohomology, K-theory, and complex cobordism, to name a few. Just as in the non-equivariant case, complex oriented G-spectra play an important role in equivariant homotopy theory. This is because of the deep connection between complex oriented G-spectra and G-equivariant formal group laws, which has been developed extensively over the past several decades. A primary goal of my research is to further understand this connection from a calculational and theoretical perspective. In addition to this primary interest, I am interested in foundations of equivariant algebra, the Hurwitz realizability problem for branched covers of Riemann surfaces, and various topics in low dimensional and geometric topology.

Selected Publications

  • Equivariant complex cobordism and geometric orientations. In preparation.
  • With S. Purohit, M. Zieve, Indecomposable realizations of branch data over surfaces. In preparation.
  • With S. Purohit, M. Zieve, Realizability of uniform ramification types. In preparation.

Email: jackcar@umich.edu
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