Contemporary Mathematics 1994; 318 pp; softcover Volume: 158 ISBN10: 0821851659 ISBN13: 9780821851654 List Price: US$45 Member Price: US$36 Order Code: CONM/158
 During 19911992, Northwestern University conducted a special emphasis year on the topic, "The connections between topology and representation theory". Activities over the year culminated in a conference in May 1992 which attracted over 120 participants. Most of the plenary lectures at the conference were expository and designed to introduce current trends to graduate students and nonspecialists familiar with algebraic topology. This volume contains refereed papers presented or solicited at the conference; one paper is based on a seminar given during the emphasis year. Readership Graduate students and nonspecialists familiar with algebraic topology. Table of Contents  J. Carlson  Systems of parameters and the structure of cohomology rings of finite groups
 J. Dietz  The role of the Steinberg module in splitting \(BG\)
 M. J. Hopkins and B. H. Gross  Equivariant vector bundles on the LubinTate moduli space
 M. J. Hopkins, M. Mahowald, and H. Sadofsky  Constructions of elements in Picard groups
 I. Kriz  All complex Thom spectra are harmonic
 N. J. Kuhn  Constructions of families of elements in the stable homotopy groups of spheres
 J. R. Martino  Classifying spaces of \(p\)groups with cyclic maximal subgroups
 N. Minami  On the classifying spaces of \(SL_3(\mathbb Z)\), \(St_3(\mathbb Z)\) and finite Chevalley groups
 J. H. Palmieri  The chromatic filtration and the Steenrod algebra
 T. Petrie  Topology, representations and equivariant algebraic geometry
 K. Shimomura and A. Yabe  On the chromatic \(E_1\)term \(H^\ast M^2_0\)
 D. Tamaki  On a space realizing the \(v_1\)torsion part of the mod \(p\) homotopy groups of \(S^3\)
 M. C. Tangora  Some Massey products in Ext
 M. Tezuka and N. Yagita  Calculations in mod \(p\) cohomology of extra special \(p\)groups I
 C. B. Thomas  Elliptic cohomology of the classifying space of the Mathieu group \(M_{24}\)
