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Graduate Student Geometry-Topology Seminar

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 2:15pm

Maxine Calle



University of Pennsylvania

DRL 2N36

Operads provide an abstract way to encode different flavors of "operations." The definition of an operad can look intimidating, but many of the central ideas can be understood using trees. In this talk, we'll use pictures of trees to explore operads and how they can be used, paying special attention to loop spaces.