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Upcoming Events

  • Mathematics Colloquium
    October 24, 2016 3:30 PM

    Presented by : Kristine Bauer, University of Calgary

    Topic : Calculus of functors and the De Rham complex


    The calculus of functors, pioneered by Goodwillie in the 1980’s, refers to a way of examining functors which topologists and algebraists often use to distinguish and classify algebraic or topological objects like algebras.  The De Rham complex of a commutative algebra over a field, the algebraic analogue of De Rham cohomology of a manifold,  is precisely one of these functors.   The De Rham complex is closely related to cohomology theories for non-commutative algebras, such as cyclic (co)homology and crystalline cohomology.    Goodwillie and Waldhausen observed that the De Rham complex can be thought of as Taylor tower, in the sense of functor calculus, of a certain forgetful functor.  Making this observation precise lead my coauthors (Eldred, Johnson and McCarthy) and me to develop a new kind of functor calculus tower.  In this talk, I will explain how this new tower works and how it recovers the De Rham complex, and how this suggests another possible model for functors related to non-commutative algebras.