Moment-Angle Complexes, Spaces of Hard-Disks and Their Associated Stable Decompositions

Moment-Angle Complexes, Spaces of Hard-Disks and Their Associated Stable Decompositions - Fred Cohen

Fred Cohen
University of Rochester; Member, School of Mathematics
January 10, 2011

Topological spaces given by either (1) complements of coordinate planes in Euclidean space or (2) spaces of non-overlapping hard-disks in a fixed disk have several features in common. The main results, in joint work with many people, give decompositions for the so-called "stable structure" of these spaces as well as consequences of these decompositions.

This talk will present definitions as well as basic properties.