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Mathematics Colloquium: 'Quantitative Topology?'

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

The Department of Mathematics will hold a colloquium, “Quantitative Topology?,” at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Room 231, Ritter Hall.

Shmuel Weinberger, Ph.D., of the University of Chicago, will present.

Abstract: Topology is ordinarily thought of as a qualitative subject - can one map be deformed into another? Are these two spaces homomorphic? However, Rutherford said, “Qualitative is nothing but poor quantitative." I would like to discuss some issues that arise when trying to make topology quantitative.”

Tea will be available at 3:30pm in the lobby of Ritter Hall, with the talk to follow.