Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar

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25 October 2018
Todd Liebenschutz-Jones

Morse theory explores the topology of a smooth manifold $M$ by looking at the local behaviour of a fixed smooth function $f : M \to \mathbb{R}$. In this talk, I will explain how we can construct ordinary homology by looking at the flow of $\nabla f$ on the manifold. The talk should serve as an introduction to Morse theory for those new to the subject. At the end, I will state a new(ish) proof of the functoriality of Morse homology.

  • Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar
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