## Graduate Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar

Samuel Dodds

UIC

The Basics of Morse Theory

**Abstract:**Morse theory is the study of how the critical points of smooth functions record the underlying topology of the manifold on which they are defined. We will discuss the first results in this subject as presented in Milnor's classic text.

Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM in SEO 612