09/10/2015, 11:30 — 12:30 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Benjamin Alarcón Heredia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Homotopy theory using categories
This is an introductory talk about the homotopy theory of categories. I will present the classifying space of a category and the classical results of Thomason and Quillen for obtaining categorical descriptions of homotopy colimits and homotopy pullbacks.