Department of Mathematics

Student Algebra

  •  Groupoids and Groupoid Objects
  •  09/18/2017
  •  3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Nicholas Ovenhouse, MSU

The concept of a groupoid is a very general one, abstracting and generalizing many different concepts and definitions, including groups, group actions, equivalence relations, vector bundles, fundamental groups, and many others. I will define groupoids and give many examples, and then discuss the notion of "groupoid objects" in a category, which is the analogue of the notion of a "group object". Examples include Lie groupoids, symplectic groupoids, and algebraic groupoids.



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
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