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Graduate Seminar

Clive Newstead
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: A cornucopia of operadic curiosities

Abstract: An operad is an algebraic structure that models the compositional behaviour of specified finitary operations; it is the categorical analogue of universal algebra. Operads have been found particularly useful in algebra and topology, and have even been applied to materials science and evolutionary biology. I will define operads and their algebras, give some examples, and discuss some applications.

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Brian Kell