
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Joost van Hamel
University of Sydney
Topology of real algebraic varieties and equivariant homology.
Friday 13th October, 121pm, Carslaw 275.
An algebraic variety over the real numbers can be considered
as a complex algebraic variety with an involution given by
complex conjugation. The set of fixed points of this involution
is the set of real points. In this talk I will illustrate
the usefulness of this equivariant point of view, mainly
concentrating on applications of equivariant homology.
