Algebraic and Geometric Topology 3 (2003), paper no. 8, pages 187-205.

Realising formal groups

N.P. Strickland

Abstract. We show that a large class of formal groups can be realised functorially by even periodic ring spectra. The main advance is in the construction of morphisms, not of objects.

Keywords. Generalized cohomology, formal group

AMS subject classification. Primary: 55N20. Secondary: 55N22.

DOI: 10.2140/agt.2003.3.187

E-print: arXiv:math.AT/0211085

Submitted: 9 January 2003. Accepted: 13 February 2003. Published: 22 February 2003.

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N.P. Strickland
Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Sheffield
Sheffield S3 7RH, UK

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