Abstract:
We begin by present a new Hopf algebra which can be used to compute the tmf homology of a space or spectrum at the prime 3. Generalizing work of Mahowald and Davis, we use this Hopf algebra to compute the tmf homology of the classifying space of the symmetric group on three elements. We also discuss the E3 Tate spectrum of tmf at the prime 3. We then build on work of Hopkins and his collaborators, first computing the Adams-Novikov zero line of the homotopy of the spectrum eo4 at 5 and then generalizing the Hopf algebra for tmf to a family of Hopf algebras, one for each spectrum eop_l at p. Using these, and using a K(p - 1)-local version, we further generalize the Davis-Mahowald result, computing the eop_1 homology of the cofiber of the transfer map [...]. We conclude by computing the initial computations needed to understand the homotopy groups of the Hopkins-Miller real K-theory spectra for heights large than p- 1 at p. The basic computations are supplemented with conjectures as to the collapse of the spectral sequences used herein to compute the homotopy.

Description:
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mathematics, 2006.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-69).