We will be running a seminar on orbifolds and global homotopy theory, starting from "what is an orbifold?" and "what is equivariant homotopy theory?", in hopes of eventually finding the connections between the two topics.
We will meet on Mondays 4-5PM and Tuesdays 1130AM-1230PM in room 622.
The sourcecode was shamlessly copied from the Gauge theory learning seminar .
(a) Equivariant Homotopy Theory by J.P.C Greenless and J.P. May
(b) Orbifolds and Stringy Topology by Alejandro Adem, Johann Leida, Yongbin ruan
(c) Global Homotopy theory by Stefan Schwede
(d) Orbifolds as Groupoids: an Inroduction by Ieke Moerdijk
(e) Equivariant Stable Homotopy theory Lecture notes from a course taught by Andrew Bulmberg
(d) Talbot Notes See also refrences within.
Date & Time
|October 7th, 3 PM||Andrew Blumberg||What is the point of equivariant stable homotopy theory?|
|October 7th, 4 PM||John Morgan||Introduction to Orbifolds||(b) ch 1.|
|October 8th, 11:30 AM||Semon Rezchikov||Orbifolds in Floer Homology|
|October 14th, 4 PM||John Morgan||Introduction to Orbifolds - continued|
|October 15th, 11:30 AM||Davis Lazowski||Unstable equivariant homotopy theory|
I will give a basic introduction to the Kuranishi theory approach to moduli spaces, which underlies Gromov-Witten theory, Donaldson invariants, the Floer homology theories, and much more. I will focus on describing the basic geometric structures that moduli spaces acquire from this approach, and will try to explain the appeal of orbifold cohomology theories to Floer theorists, without going into the formidable technical difficulties involved in the existing theories of virtual fundamental cycles. Some comparison to the algebraic geometry literature will be provided.
We'll introduce the basics of unstable equivariant homotopy theory, such as G-CW complexes, representation spheres and Bredon cohomology.