The Fundamental Group and Some of Its Applications

Aslı Güçlükan İlhan, Dokuz Eylül University.
Date: 7th of February, 2018, Wednesday. Time: 09:30 – 12:00.
Place: Dokuz Eylül Univ., Tınaztepe Campus, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics, Room B206.
Abstract: In this series of talks, we will introduce the fundamental group
and discuss some of its applications including the proof of the
fundamental theorem of algebra. In the first talk, after a quick
discussion of what algebraic topology is, we will give the definition and
some properties of the fundamental group. We will also discuss the picture
hanging problem as a motivation.