What is ... the classifying space of a category??

This page hosts information on Stephan Müller's talk "What is ... the classifying space of a category?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, June 11, 4pm at HU, RUD 25 1.023.

Abstract

I will describe an easy way to associate a (nice) topological space to a (small) category - its classifying space. Using homotopy theory we can discover Quillen's higher K-theories.

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Topic revision: r1 - 11 May 2010, MimiTsuruga
 
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