##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 196/296 - Student Colloquium

## Nitya Kitchloo

#### UCSD

## What is a space, and how do you study it?

##### Abstract:

I will introduce ``spaces", the basic object of study in geometry and topology. I will try to motivate these objects and describe how one may study them. Concepts like vector fields and Euler characteristics will be introduced. We may go into more complicated constructions if time permits. \vskip .1in \noindent Refreshments will be provided!

Host:

### October 27, 2005

### 12:00 PM

### AP&M 2402

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