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.