We will be hosting the Virginia Topology Conference 2016 at the University of Virginia, November 18-20. The website is here: http://faculty.virginia.edu/Koberda/VTC2016.html

If you could post it to your list, we would be very grateful.

Best,

Thomas Koberda

I wanted these because I wanted the loop space of any manifold to be a smooth space of some sort, etc. One standard approach to this issue uses infinite-dimensional manifolds called Frechet manifolds. But it’s a bit of a pain to make the space of smooth maps between smooth manifolds into a Frechet manifold, and even more of a pain to make the space of smooth maps between Frechet manifolds into a Frechet manifold (basically you can’t). None of this is difficult if we use a better notion of “smooth space”. There are several notions that will work, and we study a few, but my favorite is diffeological spaces.

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