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Luminy.

Organizers: *Tilman Bauer
* and *André Henriques
*

Seminar on Operads and loop spaces

This seminar will take place every Tueseday afternoon. The meetings last one hour.

In Utrecht, we meet at **14:00**, in room 610. At the VU, we meet at **13:15**, somewhere on the 6^{th} floor of the science building.

We will start by following chapter 1 of part II of the book of Markl, Shnider and Stasheff.
### Program:

24 Feb at the VU, at 17:00: (Ittay) Definition of operads, loop spaces, little intervals, little cubes.

10 March at the UU, at 14:00*: (Ionut) *A*-infinity operads, algebras over operads, Stasheff polytopes, operads as monads.

17 March at the UU: Ionut gives the second part of his talk*.

24 March: (André), at the VU*: Operads and Monads, free constructions, approximation theorem.

31 March: (Tilman), at Utrecht.

7 April, VU: (Andor) Bar construction, recognition principle (part 1).

14 April, UU: (Dave)

21 April: *no meeting*

28 April: *no meeting*

12 May VU*: (Dave) Bar construction, recognition principle (part 2).

19 May VU: (Andor)

26 May UU: (Marti) Koszul duality for operads.

~~16 June VU: (Magda) Koszul duality for operads.~~ (cancelled)

* We'll meet for just one hour this time, in room 610.

* From now on, we will meet once every week, and every speaker will talk twice.

* will take place in room P631

* this time, it's in room S-648: