18.915 | Fall 2014 | Graduate

Graduate Topology Seminar: Kan Seminar

Course Description

This is a literature seminar with a focus on classic papers in Algebraic Topology. It is named after the late MIT professor Daniel Kan. Each student gives one or two talks on each of three papers, chosen in consultation with the instructor, reads all the papers …
This is a literature seminar with a focus on classic papers in Algebraic Topology. It is named after the late MIT professor Daniel Kan. Each student gives one or two talks on each of three papers, chosen in consultation with the instructor, reads all the papers presented by other students, and writes reactions to the papers. This course is useful not only to students pursuing algebraic topology as a field of study, but also to those interested in symplectic geometry, representation theory, and combinatorics.

Course Info

Learning Resource Types
Presentation Assignments
Written Assignments with Examples
Instructor Insights
Male student in blue dress shirt in fron of black board and speaking to a small group of students.
Graduate student, Lyubo Panchev, gives a lecture in the Fall 2014 Kan seminar. (Photo courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)