Graduate Topology Seminar: Kan Seminar

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Graduate student, Lyubo Panchev, gives a lecture in the Fall 2014 Kan seminar. (Photo courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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Fall 2014



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This is a literature seminar with a focus on classic papers in Algebraic Topology. It is named after the late MIT professor Daniel Kan. Each student gives one or two talks on each of three papers, chosen in consultation with the instructor, reads all the papers presented by other students, and writes reactions to the papers. This course is useful not only to students pursuing algebraic topology as a field of study, but also to those interested in symplectic geometry, representation theory, and combinatorics.

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Haynes Miller. 18.915 Graduate Topology Seminar: Kan Seminar. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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