Sydney University Algebra Seminar

    University of Sydney

    School of Mathematics and Statistics

    Algebra Seminar

    Joost van Hamel
    University of Sydney

    Topology of real algebraic varieties and equivariant homology.

    Friday 13th October, 12-1pm, 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.