UIC Graduate Student Seminar

Friday February 16
3:00 pm
636 SEO
Speaker: Steven Hurder
Title: The Geometry of Foliations
Abstract: Foliations occur in many areas of mathematics, and occasionally in "real life" as well. A foliation is simply a decomposition of a space into "uniform layers", or leaves as the name suggests in french. This talk will make a short excursion through the geometry of foliations in low dimensions to give an introduction to this subject. There will be lots of illustrations, and some use of manipulatives.