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.