# Topology Seminar

# Proseminar schedule

For this quarter and the next, the proseminars will be on the following two topics: Factorization Homology (mostly on Wednesdays) and Goodwillie Calculus (mostly on Thursdays).

Here are the syllabi: Factorization Homology, Goodwillie Calculus.

Unless otherwise specified, the proseminar meets from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Wednesdays and 3:40pm to 4:40pm on Thursdays in Eckhart 203.

Date | Speaker | Topic |

Jan 10 | Nick | Descent [Notes] |

Jan 16 | Dylan | An overview of factorization homology |

Jan 17 | Foling | Quillen's Theorems A and B [Notes] |

Jan 23 | Weinan | An overview of Goodwillie calculus |

Jan 24 | Hana | Higher Seifert-van Kampen theorem [Notes] |

Feb 6 | Oliver | Excisive functors and spectra |

Feb 7 | Yutao | Categories of n-disks |

Feb 13 | TBD | Definition and construction of P_{n} |

Feb 14 | TBD | Symmetric monoidal infinity categories |

Feb 20 | TBD | Classification of n-homogeneous functors |

Feb 21 | TBD | Infinity operads, briefly |

Feb 27 | TBD | Cross-effects and derivatives |

Feb 28 | TBD | n-Disk algebras |

Mar 6 | TBD | Johnson’s theorem |

Mar 7 | TBD | A discrete model forn-Disk algebras |

Mar 13 | TBD | Bar-Cobar duality |

Mar 14 | TBD | Definition(s) of factorization homology and first properties |