Configuration Spaces and Braid Groups

Charalampos Stylianakis (University of Glasgow)

Friday 14th February, 2014 16:00-17:00 Maths 417


Configuration spaces are topological spaces with many applications to physics. Today I am going to define configuration spaces followed by examples. Then I will explain how braid groups are related to configuration spaces and I will give some details about the structure of braid groups.

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