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The special IMI Colloquium in May

Hold Date 2016-05-24 16:30~2016-05-24 17:30

Place IMI Auditorium (W1-D-413), West Zone 1, Ito campus, Kyushu University

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Speaker Yuliy Baryshnikov (University of Illinois)

The special IMI Colloquium in May
Date : Tuesday,24 May 2016
Place : IMI Auditorium (W1-D-413) (4F, West Zone 1, Kyushu University)
Speaker : Prof. Yuliy Baryshnikov (University of Illinois)
Title : On exotic configuration spaces.
Abstract :
Configuration spaces - in topology - are formed by tuples of pairwise distinct points in a topological space. They appeared in mechanics, and became a staple in algebraic topology. Their exotic versions - e.g. ones where the only k-collisions are forbidden, or those where the points can be of different "colors" - appeared extremely useful, also outside of topology proper, say in theoretical computer sciences, or theoretical robotics.

I will survey some old and new results in the area.