Topology Seminar

Title: A chain rule for Goodwillie calculus
Speaker: Sarah Yeakel
Speaker Info: UIUC
Brief Description:
Special Note:

In the homotopy calculus of functors, Goodwillie defined a way of assigning a Taylor tower of polynomial functors to a homotopy functor and identified the homogeneous pieces as being classified by certain spectra, called the derivatives of the functor. Michael Ching showed that the derivatives of the identity functor of spaces form an operad, and Arone and Ching developed a chain rule for composable functors. We will review this theory and these results and show that through a slight modification to the definition of derivative, we have found a more straight forward chain rule for endofunctors of spaces.
Date: Monday, October 05, 2015
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Prof. John Francis
Contact email: jnkf@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5544
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