Oberwolfach Arbeitsgemeinschaft

Rational Homotopy in Mathematics and Physics

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft was held at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach from April 3, 2011 to April 8, 2011.

Rational Homotopy was born as the perfect algebraic realization of homotopy theory disregarding torsion phenomena. Although the motivation for its development came from topology, its description in terms of de Rham-type forms points toward a beautiful relationship with geometry and all things geometric. This Arbeitsgemeinschaft examined the various ways that rational homotopy theory connects with other areas of mathematics. In the tradition of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft, the large majority of talks were given by young people who wanted to learn of areas a bit outside their specialties. For more information, including the program, see Arbeitsgemeinschaft April 2011.

Organizers Daniel Tanre and John Oprea:

--- Announcement of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft

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