‘Aspects of the work of Dan Quillen’.

3 June 2011
16:30
Prof Graeme Segal
Abstract
Graeme Segal shall describe some of Dan Quillen’s work, focusing on his amazingly productive period around 1970, when he not only invented algebraic K-theory in the form we know it today, but also opened up several other lines of research which are still in the front line of mathematical activity. The aim of the talk will be to give an idea of some of the mathematical influences which shaped him, of his mathematical perspective, and also of his style and his way of approaching mathematical problems.