Event Detail

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

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Reed College
Abstract: 

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.)