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Geometry, topology and algebra of configuration spaces

Florian Schätz
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013, at 16:30-17:30, in Koll. G (1532-214)
The configuration space of points in the Euclidean plane gives rise to some very intriguing mathematical objects, such as the holonomy representations of braid groups or the Drinfeld associator. I will review the general picture (as far as I know it) and indicate generalizations to higher dimensions. Most of what I will present relies on work of other people, but some efforts made by Camilo Arias Abad and myself will be described as well.
Organised by: QGM
Contact person: Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen