Seminar

The Torelli Lie algebra

Higher algebraic structures in algebra, topology and geometry

25 January 14:15 - 16:00

Oscar Randal-Williams - University of Cambridge

The Mal'cev Lie algebra associated to the Torelli group of a surface was completely determined by Hain (1993), who gave an explicit presentation which is quadratic if the genus is at least 4. I will explain some work, joint with A. Kupers, which exploits the formal similarity between surfaces and certain higher-dimensional manifolds to prove some new results about this Lie algebra: it is stably Koszul, and the geometric Johnson homomorphism is (nearly) stably injective.

 

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Organizers
Gregory Arone
Stockholm University
Tilman Bauer
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Alexander Berglund
Stockholm University
Søren Galatius
University of Copenhagen
Jesper Grodal,
University of Copenhagen
Thomas Kragh
Uppsala University

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Alexander Berglund

alexb@math.su.se

Søren Galatius

galatius@math.ku.dk

Thomas Kragh

thomas.kragh@math.uu.se

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