NMAK14016U  Non-Commutative Geometry (NCG)

Volume 2017/2018

MSc Programme in Mathematics


Algebra of compact operators, Fredholm operators and index, the Toeplitz algebra, reminder on K-theory and the proof of Bott periodicity, introduction to K-homology.
Elements of periodic cyclic homology, characteristic classes of manifolds and Chern character, Index theorem.

Learning Outcome

The student will obtain detailed understanding of K-theory and learn basic facts about K-homology, cyclic cohomology and characteristic classes. The student will have a basic understanding of the applications of homological methods for both topological spaces and non-commutative C*-algebras

At the end of the course the student will be able to prove basic properties of topological K-theory and K-homology, demonstrate the ability to compute it in some examples. He/she will have a basic knowledge of yclic theory

The student will be able to use K-theory, K-homology and cyclic homology in both topological and C*-algebraic problems.

Elementary knowledge of K-theory, operator algebras and de Rham cohomology.
5 lectures and 3 exercise classes per week for 9 weeks,
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
7 written assignments during the course of which 5 must be approved
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner.

Resubmission of the 7 assignments from the continuous assessment. Deadline 12 noon Friday in the reexamination week. 5 assignments must be approved in order to pass the course.

Criteria for exam assesment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 35
  • Class Exercises
  • 22
  • Course Preparation
  • 149
  • Total
  • 206