Introduction to topological K-theory

Summer semester 2016

Course description

Time and place

Lectures Tuesdays 8:30-10:00 Geom H3, Thursdays 8:30-10:00 Geom H6
Exercises Tuesdays 12:15-13:45 Geom 432


Oral exam. The plan is to have the exams on August 2, 2016 and September 29, 2016.

Lecture notes

The lectures will not follow any single reference, but the first lectures draw mainly from Allen Hatcher’s draft for a book.

Problem sets


  • Michael F. Atiyah, K-theory.
    Second edition. Advanced Book Classics.
    Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Advanced Book Program,
    Redwood City, CA, 1989
  • Dale Husemoller, Fibre bundles.
    Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 20. Springer-Verlag.
  • Max Karoubi, K-theory: An Introduction.
    Reprint of the 1978 edition. Classics in Mathematics.
    Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2008.
  • Allen Hatcher, Vector Bundles and K-theory.
    Draft for a book.