Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
Pharmacy 305

Speaker Info

Reed College

Over the past two decades, algebraic topologists have discovered that the tools they developed to study topological spaces apply in surprising generality. In this talk, I will focus on two examples: the homotopy theory of spaces with a group action, and the homotopy theory of algebraic varieties. After motivating the various constructions and describing some recent success stories from each field, I will conclude by sketching a surprising relation between these homotopy theories induced by the classical Galois correspondence. (The final portion of the talk represents joint work with Jeremiah Heller.)