Fields Institute Communications 1997; 358 pp; hardcover Volume: 16 ISBN10: 0821808184 ISBN13: 9780821808184 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: FIC/16
 This conference proceedings volume is produced in connection with the second Great Lakes Ktheory Conference that was held at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in March 1996. The volume is dedicated to the late Bob Thomason, one of the leading research mathematicians specializing in algebraic Ktheory. In addition to research papers treated directly in the lectures at the conference, this volume contains the following: i) several timely articles inspired by those lectures (particularly by that of V. Voevodsky), ii) an extensive exposition by Steve Mitchell of Thomason's famous result concerning the relationship between algebraic Ktheory and étale cohomology, and iii) a definitive exposition by J.L. ColliotThélène, R. Hoobler, and B. Kahn (explaining and elaborating upon unpublished work of O. Gabber) of BlochOgusGersten type resolutions in Ktheory and algebraic geometry. This volume will be important both for researchers who want access to details of recent development in Ktheory and also to graduate students and researchers seeking good advanced exposition. Features:  invaluable access to new, previously unavailable research results
 an ideal reference for some important results in Ktheory techniques in algebraic geometry
 material for advanced seminars for graduate students
 a number of papers connecting number theory and Ktheory in a way that complements The Fields Institute Monograph Series from the 19931994 emphasis year on \(L\)functions
Titles in this series are copublished with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Readership Advanced graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, number theory and algebraic Ktheory. Table of Contents  T. C. Chinburg, M. Kolster, G. Pappas, and V. P. Snaith  Quaternionic exercises in Ktheory Galois module structure
 J. L. ColliotThelene, R. T. Hoobler, and B. Kahn  The BlochOgusGabber theorem
 W. Gao and J. Minac  Milnor's conjecture and Galois theory. I
 J. F. Jardine  Ultraproducts and the discrete cohomology of algebraic groups
 M. Levine  Lambdaoperations, Ktheory and motivic cohomology
 S. Lichtenbaum  Quasimotives of curves
 R. McCarthy  A chain complex for the spectrum homology of the algebraic Ktheory of an exact category
 S. A. Mitchell  Hypercohomology spectra and Thomason's descent theorem
 L. G. Roberts  Kahler differentials of certain cusps
 V. P. Snaith  Local fundamental classes derived from higherdimensional Kgroups
 V. P. Snaith  Local fundamental classes derived from higherdimensional Kgroups. II
 N. Q. Thang  Weak approximation, Requivalence, and Whitehead groups
