NMAK15023U Topics in Algebraic Topology (TopTopics)

Volume 2019/2020

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.

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of exercises for 9 weeks.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Preparation
  • 143
  • Theory exercises
  • 27
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Weekly written assignments combined with 2-4 in-class oral presentations (depending on the number of enrolled students). The written assignments together are weighted the same as the in-class oral presentations together, and the course performance is assessed as a whole.
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.