Mandell, Michael A.
An inverse $K$-theory functor
Doc. Math., J. DMV 15, 765-791 (2010)
Summary: Thomason showed that the $K$-theory of symmetric monoidal categories models all connective spectra. This paper describes a new construction of a permutative category from a $\Gamma$-space, which is then used to re-prove Thomason's theorem and a non-completed variant.
Mathematics Subject Classification
19D23, 55P47, 18D10, 55P42
gamma space, permutative category, connective spectrum