Title: Toward a Global Understanding of $\pi_*(S^n)$
This talk will describe recent advances in getting a global picture of the homotopy groups of spheres. These results begin with the work of Adams on the homotopy determined by K-theory. Substantial new information follows from the nilpotence results of Devinatz, Hopkins and Smith.
1991 Mathematics Subject Classification: 55Q40,55Q45,55Pxx,55Txx
Keywords and Phrases: homotopy groups, spheres, periodicity in homotopy
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