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Jon Woolf (University of Liverpool)
March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Homotopy theory of stratified spaces
Homotopy theory, the study of paths in a space, is the source of some of our deepest topological insights. Stratified spaces, spaces with a given decomposition into ‘nice pieces’ which fit together in a reasonable way, are a natural generalisation of spaces which arise in many contexts. They have been extensively studied, but their homotopy theory has been relatively neglected. In this talk I will give some examples and outline a general framework for studying the homotopy theory of stratified spaces, and some of its consequences.