Topology Seminar: Lior Silberman
- Date: 01/30/2013
- Time: 15:00
University of British Columbia
Retractions of representation varieties of nilpotent groups
Consider the variety \Hom(\Gamma,G) where \Gamma is a finitely generated nilpotent group, and G a semisimple Lie group. I will discuss joint work with Juan Souto on homotopy retractions from this variety to the representation variety in K, a maximal compact subgroup of G.
Location: ESB 4127