We are a UK research network in applied algebraic topology, with nodes at the University of Aberdeen, Durham University, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Southampton. Meetings are partially funded by the London Mathematical Society, the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Aims and Scope
Our meetings focus on research activity in the UK and worldwide in the field of applied algebraic topology, and usually consist of three research talks and a problem session. Research themes are based on the directions of current research conducted by the members of the group, including (but not limited to):
· Topology of configuration spaces of particles and mechanisms of different types (including linkages) and their applications in robotics and molecular biology
· Topology of robot motion planning, complexity of algorithms for autonomous robot motion
· Stochastic topology (random complexes, random manifolds, random groups etc)
· Applications of topological data analysis to computer vision, pattern recognition and reconstruction of persistent topological structures in big and noisy data
· Combinatorial and toric homotopy theory (simplicial complexes and polytopes, moment-angle complexes, polyhedral products, etc)
· Jacek Brodzki, University of Southampton (j.brodzki AT soton.ac.uk)
· Michael Farber, QMUL (m.farber AT qmul.ac.uk)
· Mark Grant, University of Aberdeen (mark.grant AT abdn.ac.uk)
· Jelena Grbić, University of Southampton (j.grbic AT soton.ac.uk)
· Vitaliy Kurlin, Durham University (vitaliy.kurlin AT gmail.com)
· Dirk Schuetz, Durham University (dirk.schuetz AT durham.ac.uk)
Our next meeting will be held at Durham University on Friday 23rd September 2016. Speakers will include Yumi Boote (Manchester), Ruben Sanchez-Garcia (Southampton) and Mark Grant (Aberdeen).
The talks will start at 11:00 and the workshop will close at 16.00.
A tentative schedule can be found here.
Speakers are paid travel and overnight accommodation, and are invited to dinner the evening before the meeting. We have limited funds available to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence for PhD students and young researchers. Please contact the local organizers for more information.