SMS scnews item created by Boris Lishak at Fri 6 Sep 2019 1343
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Calendar1: 9 Sep 2019 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375
CalTitle1: Spreer -- Discrete Algorithms for Geometric Topology

Geometry and Topology Seminar

Discrete Algorithms for Geometric Topology

Jonathan Spreer (Sydney)

September 9, 12:00-13:00 in Carslaw 375

Seminar schedule

Please join us for lunch after the talk.


Geometric topology is a field of research in which many fundamental problems turn out to be algorithmically solvable. This fact makes the field an application area for discrete algorithms.

In this talk I will sketch how (standard) knowledge on discrete algorithms helps advance the study of manifolds (surfaces and their higher-dimensional analogues -- the protagonists in geometric topology) and, conversely, how this research can produce results which may be of interest for other more applied fields such as computational geometry and (parameterised) problem complexity.

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