Florida State University Seal

Julie Bergner


Speaker: Julie Bergner
Title: A Modern Perspective on Homotopy Theory
Affiliation: University of California, Riverside
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. Homotopy theory originated in topology with the study of topological spaces, but with Quillen's development of model categories, it became a much wider subject. In the last few years, several other, more general models for homotopy theories have also become important. Also known as (infinity, 1)-categories, they are significant for their applications in algebra, topology, and algebraic geometry, as well as for their role in understanding the interplay between homotopy theory and higher categories.