##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 295 - Mathematics Colloquium

## Michael Hill

#### University of Virginia

## Asymptotics in Homotopy Theory

##### Abstract:

At the heart of stable homotopy theory are the homotopy groups of spheres. These describe how to build spaces by attaching disks and are closely related to the study of framed manifolds. In this talk, I will discuss classical and geometric methods to compute these groups, and I will describe current work that governs the large-scale behavior.

Host: Nitya Kitchloo

### November 13, 2008

### 3:00 PM

### AP&M 6402

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