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Steve Ferry


Speaker: Steve Ferry
Title: Controlled Topology and Its Applications
Affiliation: Rutgers University
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. Controlled topology is a version of algebraic topology in which global deformations are replaced by deformations which are "small" in some appropriate sense. This notion grew out of classical work of Kirby-Siebenmann on triangulation of manifolds, but it has proven to have numerous applications inside and outside of topology. In my talk, I will give an outline of the theory and talk about some of its applications.