Graduate Student Seminar, 4:30pm March 29, 2004; HH127
Speaker: Allegra Berliner
The concept of a nerve, a simplicial complex formed from a family of objects by
taking sets that have nonempty intersections, comes up in various guises in
mathematics. In this talk, I will address two such applications that relate to
topology: the nerve of a cover, used to calculate Cech homology, and Segal's
nerve of a topological group, used to construct classifying spaces.
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