Hebrew University Amitsur Algebra Seminar ---------------------------------- Time: Thursday, April 11, 12:00-13:15 Place: math 209 Title: Manifold Calculus for Spaces Speaker: Cary Malkiewich (Stanford) Abstract: We will describe how to generalize the "embedding calculus" of Weiss and Goodwillie, from functors on manifolds and embeddings to functors on all spaces. The universal n-excisive approximation can be described as a homotopy Kan extension, and given very explicitly. We'll also cover an application of this theory to string topology, which answers a question posed by Ralph Cohen. You are cordially invited! <http://math.huji.ac.il/amitsur.html> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Konstantin Golubev <kgolubev@gmail.com>