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Monday, February 21, 2005

4:00 pm in 245 Altgeld Hall,Monday, February 21, 2005

The fundamental group and orientations

Matt Ando (Department of Mathematics, UIUC)

Abstract: I will illustrate applied algebraic topology by introducing the fundamental group, and show how to extract from it the obstruction to orienting a smooth manifold.