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Friday, November 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sloan Annex

Math Graduate Student Seminar

The K(π,1) conjecture
Giovanni Paolini, Amazon Web Services, Caltech,

This talk will be an introduction to the K(π, 1) conjecture, a 50-year-old open problem on the topology of configuration spaces associated with Coxeter and Artin groups. If time permits, I will also give a high-level overview of combinatorial approaches to this conjecture which led to its solution in the spherical and affine cases.

For more information, please contact Math Dept by phone at 626-395-4335 or by email at mathinfo@caltech.edu.