Topology Seminar: Anna Cepek

  • Date: 03/21/2019
  • Time: 15:30
Anna Cepek, Montana State University

University of Regina


Configuration Spaces of S^1 and R^n


We approach manifold topology by examining configurations of finite subsets of manifolds. The homotopy types of such configurations organize as an ∞-category, the construction of which makes use of stratified spaces and exit-path ∞-categories thereof. The goal of this talk is to supply the constructions of these ∞-categories and to identify these ∞-categories in the case of S^1 and R^n in terms of the combinatorially defined parasimplex category and Joyal’s category Theta_n, respectively.

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Thursday March 21

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Room: CL 247