Dan Christensen's papers, preprints and talks

All of my papers are available from my author page at the arXiv. Citation information is available via my Google Scholar page. Reviews of many of these papers have appeared at MathSciNet. My list of publications is also in my curriculum vita.

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Papers and preprints:

  1. Counterexamples to conjectures about Subset Takeaway and counting linear extensions of a Boolean lattice, joint with Andries E. Brouwer. 4 pages. arXiv:1702.03018, pdf file.

  2. Higher Toda brackets and the Adams spectra sequence in triangulated categories, joint with Martin Frankland. To appear in Algebraic & Geometric Topology. 37 pages. arXiv:1510.09216, pdf file.

  3. Tangent spaces of bundles and of filtered diffeological spaces, joint with Enxin Wu. Proceedings of the AMS 145(5) (2017), 2255-2270. doi:10.1090/proc/13334, arXiv:1510.09182, pdf file.

  4. Tangent spaces and tangent bundles for diffeological spaces, joint with Enxin Wu. Cahiers de Topologie et Geométrie Différentielle Catégoriques 57(1) (2016), 3-50. arXiv:1411.5425.

  5. The homotopy theory of diffeological spaces, joint with Enxin Wu. New York J. Math. 20 (2014), 1269-1303. Published version, arXiv:1311.6394.

  6. Ghost numbers of group algebras II, joint with Gaohong Wang. Algebras and Representation Theory 18(3) (2015), 849-880. doi:10.1007/s10468-015-9519-x, arXiv:1310.5682.

  7. The D-topology for diffeological spaces, joint with Gord Sinnamon and Enxin Wu. Pacific Journal of Mathematics 272(1) (2014), 87-110. doi:10.2140/pjm.2014.272.87, arXiv:1302.2935.

  8. Ghost numbers of group algebras, joint with Gaohong Wang. Algebras and Representation Theory, 18(1) (2015), 1-33. doi:10.1007/s10468-014-9476-9, arXiv:1301.5740. I recommend reading the arXiv version, as it has better typesetting.

  9. Freyd's generating hypothesis for groups with periodic cohomology, joint with Sunil Chebolu and Ján Mináč. Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, 55(1) (2012), 48-59. CMB version (April 2012), doi:10.4153/CMB-2011-090-5, arXiv:0710.3356.

  10. The sub-leading asymptotic behaviour of area correlations in the Barrett-Crane model, joint with Igor Khavkine, Etera Livine and Simone Speziale. Class. Quantum Grav. 27 (2010) 035012, 19 pages. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/27/3/035012, arXiv:0908.4476 [gr-qc], pdf file.

  11. A Dual Non-abelian Yang-Mills Amplitude in Four Dimensions, joint with Wade Cherrington. Nuclear Physics B 813(3) (2009) 370-382. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2008.12.016, arXiv:0808.3624, pdf file.

  12. Numerical evidence of regularized correlations in spin foam gravity, joint with Etera Livine and Simone Speziale. Physics Letters B 670(4-5) (2009), 403-406. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2008.09.065, arXiv:0710.0617 [gr-qc], pdf file. Some plots are available here.

  13. Eigentheory of Cayley-Dickson algebras, joint with Daniel Biss, Dan Dugger and Daniel Isaksen. Forum Mathematicum 21(5) (2009), 833-851. doi:10.1515/FORUM.2009.041, arXiv:0905.2987 [math.RA], pdf file.

  14. Complex cobordism in homotopy theory: its impact and prospects (Baltimore 2007), J. Michael Boardman, J. Daniel Christensen, Donald M. Davis, Haynes R. Miller and Jack Morava, eds. Homology, Homotopy and Applications 10(3) (2008), 368+xix pp. International Press, Somerville, MA. Conference home page.

  15. Ghosts in modular representation theory, joint with Sunil Chebolu and Ján Mináč. Advances in Mathematics 217(6) (2008), 2782-2799. doi:10.1016/j.aim.2007.11.008, arXiv:math.RT/0609699.

  16. Groups which do not admit ghosts, joint with Sunil Chebolu and Ján Mináč. Proceedings of the AMS 136 (2008), 1171-1179. doi:10.1090/S0002-9939-07-09058-2, arXiv:math.RT/0610423.

  17. Dual computations of non-abelian Yang-Mills on the lattice, joint with Wade Cherrington and Igor Khavkine. Physics Review D 76 094503 (2007), 17 pages. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.76.094503, arXiv:0705.2629 [hep-lat].

  18. Large annihilators in Cayley-Dickson algebras II, joint with Daniel K. Biss, Daniel Dugger and Daniel C. Isaksen. Boletin de la Sociedad Matematica Mexicana (3) 13(2) (2007), 269-292. arXiv:math.RA/0702075, pdf file.

  19. q-deformed spin foam models of quantum gravity, joint with Igor Khavkine. Classical and Quantum Gravity 24 (2007), 3271-3290. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/24/13/009, arXiv:0704.0278 [gr-qc].

  20. Interactions between homotopy theory and algebra (Chicago 2004), Luchezar L. Avramov, J. Daniel Christensen, William G. Dwyer, Michael A. Mandell and Brooke E. Shipley, eds. Contemporary Math. 436 (2007), 334pp. Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI. Conference home page, with links to preprints and notes based on the talks.

  21. The generating hypothesis for the stable module category of a p-group, joint with Dave Benson, Sunil Chebolu and Ján Mináč. J. Algebra 310(1) (2007), 428-433. doi:10.1016/j.jalgebra.2006.12.013, arXiv:math.RT/0611403.

  22. Finiteness of Lorentzian 10j symbols and partitions functions. Classical and Quantum Gravity 23 (2006), 1679-1687. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/23/5/013, arXiv:gr-qc/0512004.

  23. Positivity in Lorentzian Barrett-Crane Models of Quantum Gravity, joint with Wade Cherrington. Classical and Quantum Gravity 23 (2006), 721-736. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/23/3/011, arXiv:gr-qc/0509080.

  24. Causal sites as quantum geometry, joint with Louis Crane. J. Math. Physics 46 (2005), 122502, 17 pages. doi:10.1063/1.2138043, arXiv:gr-qc/0410104.

  25. Duality and pro-spectra, joint with Dan Isaksen. Algebraic & Geometric Topology 4 (2004), 781-812. doi:10.2140/agt.2004.4.781, arXiv:math.AT/0403451.

  26. Obstruction theory in model categories, joint with Bill Dwyer and Dan Isaksen. Advances in Mathematics 181 (2004), 396-416. doi:10.1016/S0001-8708(03)00070-7, arXiv:math.AT/0109170, pdf file.

  27. Asymptotics of 10j symbols, joint with John Baez and Greg Egan. Classical and Quantum Gravity 19 (2002), 6489-6513. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/19/24/315, arXiv:gr-qc/0208010, pdf file.

  28. Spin foam models of Riemannian quantum gravity, joint with John Baez, Tom Halford and David Tsang. Classical and Quantum Gravity 19 (2002), 4627-4648. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/19/18/301, arXiv:gr-qc/0202017, pdf file.

  29. Positivity of spin foam amplitudes, joint with John Baez. Classical and Quantum Gravity 19 (2002), 2291-2305. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/19/8/316, arXiv:gr-qc/0110044, pdf file.

  30. An efficient algorithm for the Riemannian 10j symbols, joint with Greg Egan. Classical and Quantum Gravity 19 (2002), 1184-1193. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/19/6/310, arXiv:gr-qc/0110045, pdf file.

  31. Quillen model structures for relative homological algebra, joint with Mark Hovey. Math. Proc. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 133 Part 2 (2002), 261-293. doi:10.1017/S0305004102006126, arXiv:math.KT/0011216, pdf file. The preprint versions linked to here contain corrections compared to the published version. See the last page for details.

  32. Failure of Brown representability in derived categories, joint with Bernhard Keller and Amnon Neeman. Topology 40 (2001), 1339-1361. doi:10.1016/S0040-9383(00)00015-X, arXiv:math.AT/0001056, pdf file.

  33. Phantom maps and chromatic phantom maps, joint with Mark Hovey. American Journal of Mathematics 122 (2000), 275-293. doi:10.1353/ajm.2000.0011, arXiv:math.AT/9811027, pdf file.

  34. Ideals in triangulated categories: phantoms, ghosts and skeleta. Advances in Mathematics 136(2) (1998), 284-339. My thesis. doi:10.1006/aima.1998.1735, arXiv:math.AT/9807071, pdf file. The preprint versions linked to here contain corrections compared to the published version. See the last page for details.

  35. Phantom Maps and Homology Theories, joint with Neil Strickland. Topology 37 (1998), 339-364. doi:10.1016/S0040-9383(97)00031-1, arXiv:math.AT/9802008, pdf file.

  36. David Gale's subset take-away game, joint with Mark Tilford. American Mathematical Monthly 104 (1997), 762-766. doi:10.2307/2975243, arXiv:math.CO/0207185, pdf file. Subset take-away is the topic of Ian Stewart's Scientific American Mathematical Recreations column from March 2000. A longer version of the SciAm column is Triangulation Takeaway, which summarises the results of my paper with Tilford.

  37. The causal structure of two-dimensional spacetimes, joint with Robert B. Mann. Classical and Quantum Gravity 9 (1992), 1769-1786. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/9/7/010, arXiv:hep-th/9203050 (no figures), pdf file with figures at end.

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