# Members' Seminar

**Topic: **Lie algebras and homotopy theory

**Speaker: **Jacob Lurie

**Affiliation: **Professor, School of Mathematics

**Date & Time: **Monday November 11th, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

**Location: **Simonyi Hall 101

**Video:** https://video.ias.edu/members/2019/1111-JacobLurie

In this talk, I'll discuss the role that Lie algebras play in algebraic topology and motivate the development of a "homotopy coherent" version of the theory. I'll also explain an "equation-free" formulation of the classical theory of Lie algebras, which emerges as a concrete byproduct.