Surfaces and Strings

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
LOM 206
David Freund
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Abstract: A common theme in mathematics is to classify all distinct objects in a given setting. In this talk, we will discuss this problem in the case of topological surfaces and then turn our attention toward distinguishing virtual multistrings, i.e., a collection of loops on a surface considered up to virtual homotopy.