Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 15:00 to 15:50

427 Thackeray Hall

### Abstract or Additional Information

This talk is meant to be an introduction to the theory of model categories. I will define model categories, Quillen adjunctions and equivalences, and will study their basic theory. Two examples: topological spaces and simplicial sets will be examined in more detail. This talk covers all prerequisites for the following week's lecture series by Karol Szumiło (University of Bonn).