Details of talk
|Title||Applications of $E_n$ operads|
|Presenter||Marcy Robertson (The University of Melbourne)|
|Session||Geometry and Topology|
Operads are classical objects in algebraic topology originally used to classify loop spaces. Since then, they have found natural applications ranging from mathematical physics to algebraic geometry. In this talk we will define an important class of these objects, the little $n$-cubes operads, and explain some current work and applications ranging from understanding moduli spaces of curves to modelling embeddings of spaces. Material in this talk will include joint work with Pedro Boavida de Brito, Geoffroy Horel, Philip Hackney and Donald Yau.