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What is a model category?

Kyle Ormsby, University of Washington / Reed College
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
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Kyle Ormsby at a lectern holding a paper model of an associahedron

I will give an informal, example-laden introduction to Quillen model structures and explain their prominence in modern homotopy theory. Attendees will get more out of this talk if they know something about categories and are familiar with at least one of the following three gadgets: (1) topological spaces and homotopies, (2) chain complexes and quasi-isomorphisms, (3) simplicial sets and weak equivalences.

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