Jenny Wilson (U Michigan) "Representation Stability"
- Monday, January 11, 2021 from 4:10pm to 5:15pm
- Zoom meeting number: 989 6034 6659 Password: math
Virtual Math Seminar.
Monday, January 11, 4:10-5:15pm MT
Zoom link, meeting, and password:
- 989 6034 6659
Jenny Wilson (University of Michigan)
This talk will give an introduction to the field of 'representation stability'. I will discuss how we can use representation theory to illuminate the structure of certain families of groups and topological spaces with actions of the symmetric groups S_n, focusing on configuration spaces of points in a surface as an illustrative example. The talk is aimed at a general math audience and will not assume familiarity with configuration spaces or specialized knowledge of topology or representation theory.
- Department of Mathematical Sciences