Topology Seminar

Title: Calculus of functors and knot and link spaces
Speaker: Ismar Volic
Speaker Info: Wellesley
Brief Description:
Special Note:

I will survey the ways in which manifold calculus of functors has in recent years been used for extracting information about the topology of spaces of knots and links. Related homotopy-theoretic topics, such as the cosimplicial model for knots and links as well as the rational formality of the little balls operad, will also be mentioned along the way. I will end with some recent results about spaces of homotopy string links and in particular about how one can use functor calculus to extract information about Milnor invariants.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Prof. Paul Goerss
Contact email: pgoerss@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8544
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