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Topology and geometry of the classical groups

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Rebecca Field, UC Santa Cruz
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Fri, Feb 25 2005, 3:10PM

Groups like Gl(n) are cut out by equations and so have both the structure of a topological space and of an algebraic variety. These properties are encoded in their 'classifying spaces'. In this talk, I'll try to explain this as well as some particular results about SO(2n,C) are related groups.

NOTE: Special time!!!