Dr. Ayala's "Stratifications" for Math Seminar
- Monday, April 9, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Wilson Hall, 1-114 - view map
This talk will tour through some natural stratifications of manifolds of particular interest: knots, Grassmannians, Orthogonal groups. I'll give some specific results demonstrating how such stratifications can be leveraged to understand these manifolds. Exit-path categories will be introduced, as a device for organizing the operationally useful information of a stratification. I'll state two theorems of independent interest, each that can be explained/proved via exit-path categories.
This talk will be designed for graduate students.