Event Type:

Topology Seminar

Date/Time:

Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 07:00

Location:

Kidd 358

Local Speaker:

Abstract:

Solutions to independent systems of equations over groups are shown to exist using (a) the degree theory of self-maps of compact connected Lie groups (Gerstenhaber-Rothaus), (b) mapping problems associated to pairs of CW complexes (Howie), and (c) combinatorial geometric methods involving curvature (many).