Event Detail

Event Type: 
REU Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:00
Location: 
Zoom - Email Holly for Link

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Abstract: 

Homology is a subject from algebraic topology, which gives invariants for shapes with similar structures. For example, one can measure the genus, or number of holes, in a torus. We will try concrete examples and use linear algebra. One modern application is topological data analysis, used to find salient features in large data sets by strategically forgetting much of the information.