## Topology Seminar: Cihan Okay

• Date: 11/14/2013
• Time: 15:00
Lecturer(s):
Cihan Okay, UBC
Location:

University of British Columbia

Topic:

Homotopy Colimits of Classifying Spaces of Abelian Groups

Description:

Given a finite group G, homotopy colimit of the classifying spaces of its abelian subgroups capture information about the commutativity in the group. For the class of extraspecial 2-groups of rank greater than 2 these colimits are not of the homotopy type of a K(\pi,1) space. The main ingreadient in the proof is the calculation of the fundamental group. Another natural question is the complex K-theory of these homotopy colimits, which can be computed modulo torsion.

Other Information:

Location: ESB 4133