Math Seminar with Dr. Anna Cepek "The Ran space & embedding calculus in application to knot theory"
- Monday, March 9, 2020 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Wilson Hall, 1-144 - view map
Dr. Anna Cepek, former graduate student at MSU and currently with the Institute of Basic Science: Center for Geometry and Physics in Pohang, South Korea, is presenting her talk, "The Ran space & embedding calculus in application to knot theory."
Abstract: In this talk, we will explore the relationship between the exit-path ∞-category of the Ran space, the Goodwillie-Weiss embedding calculus tower of knots, and ﬁnite-type knot invariants. The relationship between the former two objects is due to the recent work of Pedro Boavida de Brito and Geoﬀroy Horel. With this relationship in hand, we hypothesize that the exit-path ∞category of the Ran space provides a universal means through which to witness every ﬁnite-type knot invariant.
- Jarek Kwapisz