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Topology Seminar

Quillen's approach to homological stability
Thursday, October 11, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM
3088 East Hall Map
In this (partly expository) talk, I will survey homological stability phenomena in topology and group theory. I will describe a classical strategy due to Quillen for establishing that a family of groups is homologically stable. In work joint with Jeremy Miller and in part with Peter Patzt, we applied a representation-theoretic adaptation of this strategy to prove stability results for families such as configuration spaces of points in a manifold, and congruence subgroups of linear groups and of mapping class groups. Speaker(s): Jenny Wilson (U(M))
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Mathematics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Mathematics