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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Topics in algebraic topology (TopTopics)

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 2
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • Jesper Grodal (2-6d6a437064776b316e7831676e)
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
Course number: NMAK15023U

Course content

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.

Recommended prerequisites

MS students who have taken AlgTop2 and preferably CatTop in block 1.

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MSc programme in Mathematics


Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of exercises for 9 weeks.


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Category Hours
Lectures 36
Theory exercises 27
Preparation 143
English 206


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.

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

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

Censorship form

No external censorship


30 minutes oral exam without preparation time and without aids.

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