|Location:||MSRI: Simons Auditorium|
String topology started 15 years ago with the Chas-Sullivan product, a product defined on the homology of the free loop space of a manifold.
Their construction has since been generalized to large collections of operations on such loop spaces parametrized by the homology of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces, giving so-called homological conformal field theories.
The constructions use combinatorial models of the moduli space. In this pre-talk, I'll give an introduction to string topology and to these combinatorial models.No Notes/Supplements Uploaded No Video Files Uploaded