Lie algebras and homotopy theory

Members' Seminar
Topic:Lie algebras and homotopy theory
Speaker:Jacob Lurie
Affiliation:Professor, School of Mathematics
Date:Monday, November 11
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/Simonyi Hall 101
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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.