Category Archives: Homotopy theory

Topologized Fundamental Groups: The Whisker Topology, Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2, I gave detailed introductory exposition about the whisker topology on the fundamental group. In general, this topologized fundamental group is a left topological group and therefore a homogeneous space. Moreover, whenever this group is … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Hopf Fibration

This is a guest post by Patrick Gillespie, who is currently a 2nd year Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The Hopf map is a classical example of a non-trivial fiber bundle. There are many great visualizations of … Continue reading

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Homotopically Reduced Paths (Part III)

In this last post about reduced paths, I’m going to work through the details of one of the most useful results in wild topology. Writing this post helped me work out my own way of proving this result and hopefully … Continue reading

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