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RTG Seminar on Geometry, Dynamics and Topology

Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Location:  3866 East Hall (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)

Title:  Smith Theory

Abstract:   If a p-group acts on a manifold or simplicial complex Smith theory compares the homology of the complex with the homology of the fixed point set, and shows that in this sense the fixed set becomes simpler. I will first talk about some exotic group actions, where the fixed point set becomes more complicated with respect to other invariants (such as fundamental group), then try to prove some of beginning theorems in Smith theory, then give some applications.


Speaker:  Kevin Schreve
Institution:  U Michigan

Event Organizer:   Van Limbeek


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