Serre's contribution to the development of algebraic topology
Abbreviated Journal Title
spectral sequence; homotopy groups; homology groups; classes of abelian; groups; Serre; Mathematics
We describe in detail Serre's application of spectral sequence theory to the study of the relations between the homology of total space, base space and fibre in a Serre fibration and we apply the results to establish that a 1-connected space X has homology groups (in positive dimension) in a Serre class C if and only if its homotopy groups are in C. We include in this paper some personal reflections on the contact the author had with Serre during the decade of the 1950's when Serre's revolutionary work in homotopy theory was completely changing the face of algebraic topology.
"Serre's contribution to the development of algebraic topology" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4423.