This week's seminar will be in Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 7 and will be on Tuesday 25th February at 2pm. We will meet before the seminar at about 1.40pm in the common room for tea and coffee.

Week 7, Tuesday 25th February
Edith Mireya Vargas García An introduction to clones, and topological clones
(joint work with John Truss)

A gentle introduction to clones, abstract clones and topological clones is given. Some results given in the recent paper of Manuel Bodirsky, Michael Pinsker, and András Pongrácz, Reconstructing the topology of clones (arxiv.org/abs/1312.7699v2) will be presented. Finally, we pay particular attention to the open question concerning to the reconstruction of the clone $\mathrm{Pol}(\mathbb{Q},<)$.