## What is algebraic deformation theory? (How a "very pure" algebraic topologist came to understand anything about quantum mechanics.) |

**Thomas Hunter**

May 19, 2003

12:10 pm

Bailey Hall 104

Brown bags are welcome

This talk will be a survey of the algebraic deformation theory which I should have known about several years ago, but only learned about in the last year. I hope to explain some of the relationships between--and some of the meaning of--Hochschild homology, Andre-Quillen homology, algebraic deformation theory, and quantum mechanics. No background in any of these subjects is a prerequisite for the lecture.

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