Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: String topology & compactified moduli space of Riemann surfaces
Speaker: Kate Poirier
Speaker Info: Berkeley
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Our goal is to describe the algebraic structure of the homology of the loop space of a manifold. We would like do so by solving the master equation in a chain complex computing the homology. We present a solution to a related equation with an extra term, describe how to eliminate the extra term in one example and suggest a method for eliminating it in general. The solution uses string topology and a compactification of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces.
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Jesse Wolfson
Contact email: wolfson@math.northwestern.edu
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