May 23, 2017 to May 25, 2017

**Alejandro Adem** is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia since 2005 and the holder of a Canada Research Chair at UBC. He was Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences for the period 2008 - 2015 and since 2015 is the CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs Canada.

Professor Adem will give two lectures on Algebraic Topology.

**Organizing Commitee:**

Groupe de Topologie de la FST, MIMS

**Scientific Commitee:**

Ines Saihi, Sadok Kallel (MIMS)

**Sponsors:**

MIMS, FST

Alejandro Adem

In these talks we will describe the space of commuting elements in a compact Lie group and how that relates to representations, bundles and homotopy theory. We will provide a number of explicit examples arising from matrix groups. In particular we will discuss a new cohomology theory constructed from commuting unitary matrices.

Mardi 23 Mai, 2017, Salle des séminaires Elkhawarizmi, FST.

Jeudi 25 Mai, 2017, Salle des Séminaires numéro 3, FST.

May 23, 2017 to May 25, 2017

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