This class provides an introduction to Rational Homotopy Theory. Using the concept of Sullivan models we shall describe and compute the rational homotopy type of a topological space in a purely algebraic way. In particular, we shall be able to compute rational homotopy groups of several classical spaces like, for example, homogeneous spaces.
A basic knowledge of concepts from Algebraic Topology is recommended.
Lectures: Monday, 15.45-17.15, SR 2.58
Tutorials: Thursday, 9.45-11.15, SR 2.59 (every 2 weeks)
First Lecture/Tutorial: Thursday, May 4th!