Special Colloquium

Jennifer Wilson
Stanford University
Stability in ordered configuration spaces
Abstract: The ordered configuration space F_k(M) of a manifold M is the space of ordered k-tuples of distinct points in M. For a fixed manifold M, as k increases, we might expect the topology of these configuration spaces to become increasingly complicated. Church and others showed, however, that when M is connected and open, there is a representation-theoretic sense in which these spaces stabilize. In this talk I will explain these stability patterns, and describe higher-order stability phenomena established in recent work joint with Jeremy Miller. This project was inspired by work-in-progress of Galatius--Kupers--Randal-Williams.
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Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM in SEO 636
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