Graduate Student Seminar

Title: For better or for Morse
Speaker: Sean Pohorence
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Morse theory explores how the behavior of a function on a smooth manifold near its critical points can provide topological information about the manifold. In this short introduction to the subject, I will discuss an interesting approach due to Witten. I will start at the beginning of the story, assuming knowledge of smooth manifolds and differential forms.
Date: Friday, October 09, 2015
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Corinna Wendisch
Contact email: wendisch@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-644-5889
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