Event Type:

Topology Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 05:00

Location:

Gilkey 115

Guest Speaker:

Bill Kronholm

Institution:

Universisty of Oregon

Abstract:

The study of symmetries of topological spaces can be approached by considering the action of a group on the space. In this equivariant setting, we can study homotopy, homology, and cohomology, each of which has a slightly different feel than in the usual nonequivariant setting. In my work, I consider the action of the group Z/2Z on spaces and study their cohomology. In this talk, I'll show some of my computations of the equivariant cohomology of real projective spaces and Grassmann manifolds.