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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Francisco Villacis, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"An Introduction to Orbifolds"

It is well-known that the orbit space of a group action on a manifold is generally not a manifold. However, such quotients appear frequently in physics and geometry and possess certain characteristics that make them interesting objects to study. In this talk, we introduce a subclass of these spaces, called orbifolds, and consider different examples coming from both geometry and physics.

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