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AT Research Seminar: Compactified string topology April 03, 2014 (01:30 PM PDT - 02:20 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)
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I'll give a geometric construction of operations on the homology of the free loop space of a closed manifold parametrized by the homology of the harmonic compactification of moduli space. This will be obtained by considering what a "general" string topology operation is, giving a description of the space of all such operations, and recognizing the harmonic compactification as a space that naturally maps to string topology operations. This is joint work (in progress) with Nancy Hingston.

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