Event Type:

REU Colloquium

Date/Time:

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:00

Location:

Zoom - Email Holly for Link

Guest Speaker:

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.