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Jeroen Hekking: Introduction to model categories

Time: Fri 2020-02-21 13.00 - 14.00

Location: KTH, 3418

Participating: Jeroen Hekking


Model categories are an axiomatic approach to abstract homotopy theory. They supply a convenient language for topological spaces, chain complexes, simplicial sets and more. At the same time, they form a powerful computational tool for many situations arising from ∞-categories, comparable to choosing a basis for a vector space.

This talk will give an introduction to model categories. I will only assume some basic knowledge of category theory. The talk might be of particular interest for anyone following the K-theory and DAG seminar .