Path products in projective space

Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar
Topic:Path products in projective space
Speaker:Nancy Hingston
Affiliation:The College of New Jersey
Date:Friday, February 6
Time/Room:1:30pm - 2:30pm/S-101
Video Link:http://video.ias.edu/puias/2015/0206-NancyHingston

We compute the mod 2 homology of the space of paths in $\mathbb CP^n$ with endpoints in $\mathbb RP^n$, and its algebra structure with respect to the Pontryagin-Chas-Sullivan product. Our method combines Morse theory with geometry. Joint work with Alexandru Oancea.