étale and Motivic Homotopy Theory

Series: 
Research Horizons Seminar
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
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School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Food and Drinks will be provided before the seminar.

Abstract: It is not necessary to know what étale, motivic, or homotopy mean for this talk. The talk is intended to advertise motivic homotopy theory, and introduce it a little too. To do this, we'll give an example of an elementary problem the field can be used to solve, and then describe some aspects of the field itself which make this possible. The part of this talk which is original is joint with Jesse Kass.