Casual Seminar – Kate Tretiakova – The Classification Theorem of Compact Surfaces
Oct 18, 2023
5:30PM to 6:30PM
Date(s) - 18/10/2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: BSB 104
Speaker: Kate Tretiakova
Title: The Classification Theorem of Compact Surfaces
Abstract: The classification of surfaces is one of the problems that gave rise to modern topology. The result for 2-dimensional manifolds has become one of the signature theorems of the area, which is now called algebraic topology. In this seminar, we are going to go over the geometric, topological, and algebraic tools necessary for understanding, proving, and using the theorem, together with some useful examples of surfaces. Expect a crash course in elementary homotopy theory combined with a bit of free groups and products and a sprinkle of labelling schemes!
Warning! The donuts provided are usually not the donuts we will see during the talk!
Coffee available 5pm in Hamilton Hall – 216 (Lounge)
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