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October 22, 2009

Cobordism and Topological Field Theories Week 2

Posted by Alexander Hoffnung

Welcome to week 2 of the cobordism and TFT seminar at UCR. This is the first of a series of lectures given by Julie Bergner (with occasional stand-ins by others). The previous lecture was an introductory lecture given by John Baez found here. This week’s lecture introduces cobordisms and oriented manifolds.

Here is the new lecture. I will start posting more soon.

Posted at October 22, 2009 7:54 PM UTC

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Re: Cobordism and Topological Field Theories Week 2

Ok, thanks again from this corner of the peanut gallery.

Posted by: Bruce Bartlett on October 25, 2009 10:19 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Cobordism and Topological Field Theories Week 2

I think if you include a question in each new post about this seminar, you’ll get more comments.

Also: describe the funniest thing that happened in the seminar each week!

Posted by: John Baez on October 26, 2009 9:08 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Cobordism and Topological Field Theories Week 2

Well, I am keeping quiet at this stage because this last lecture was still covering familiar material for most n-category cafe patrons (the cobordism category). When we start hitting the Lurie stuff, I’ll be on much shakier ground and I’ll need to ask questions.

Posted by: Bruce Bartlett on October 26, 2009 9:20 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Cobordism and Topological Field Theories Week 2

Good ideas. I was planning on doing something to spark conversation, but had not figured out what yet.

Posted by: Alex Hoffnung on October 26, 2009 12:59 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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