NMAK15023U  Topics in Algebraic Topology (TopTopics)

Volume 2017/2018

MSc Programme in Mathematics


We will cover various topics in contemporary algebraic topology, such as stable homotopy theory, unstable homotopy theory, equivariant methods, or geometric questions, with the precise content depending on the interests of the participants.

Learning Outcome
  • Knowledge: To display knowledge of the course topics and content, at the level of a beginning researcher.
  • Skills: To be able to use the acquired knowledge to perform computations.
  • Competencies: To be able to produce independent proofs in extension of
    the acquired knowledge.
MS students who have taken AlgTop2 and preferably CatTop in block 1.
4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of exercises for 9 weeks.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
One set of exercises per week for 9 weeks, each weighted equally, and evaluated as a whole. The course is passed if the total number of points accumulated corresponds to a passing performance.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One examiner.

30 minutes oral exam without preparation time and without aids.

Criteria for exam assesment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Theory exercises
  • 27
  • Preparation
  • 143
  • Total
  • 206