ICERM Semester Program on "Topology in Motion"
(September 6, 2016 - December 9, 2016)

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Introduction

This thematic semester aims at exploring those areas of topology where the research challenges stem from scientific and engineering problem and computer experiments rather than the intrinsic development of the topology proper. In this context, topology is a toolbox of mathematical results and constructions which impacts and inspires developments in other areas. Born as a supporting discipline, aimed at creating a foundation of intuitive notions immensely useful in differential equations and complex analysis, algebraic topology remains indispensable in many disciplines.

Our goal here is to concentrate on relatively recent areas of research enabled, in particular, by the computational revolution in mathematical discovery.

The past decade has seen a surge of interest in applied topology, a vaguely defined area that became a focus of attraction for several communities neighboring mathematics proper - biology, engineering, computer science, data analysis, to name a few. The central lure of this emerging area is the feeling that the flexibility afforded by the passage from geometric constructions to analysis situs, analysis of (mutual) positions, can be a powerful force in applications. The meta-goal of this project is to contribute to the development of the original view of topology as analysis situs: the extraction of discrete, combinatorial invariants from continuous shapes.

Here is a sample of the topics to be covered: moduli spaces of linkages, hinges and origami; configuration spaces of hard disks and coverings; topological robotics; topology of random simplicial complexes and random varieties; topology in condensed matter; high-dimensional expanders; equipartitions and Tverberg type theorems.

Organizing Committee

  • Yuliy Baryshnikov
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Fred Cohen
    (Rochester University)
  • Matthew Kahle
    (Ohio State University)
  • Randall Kamien
    (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Sayan Mukherjee
    (Duke University)
  • Igor Pak
    (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Ileana Streinu
    (Smith College)
  • Rade Zivaljevic
    (Belgrade University)

Associated Events & Information

Fall 2016 Semester Workshops

DatesTitleOrganizers
September 12-16, 2016Unusual Configuration Spaces Yuliy Baryshnikov, Michael Farber, Misha Kapovich, Randall Kamien, Ileana Streinu
October 17-21, 2016Stochastic Topology and Thermodynamic Limits Matthew Kahle, Sayan Mukherjee, Shmuel Weinberger, Ileana Streinu, Patrick Charbonneau
November 28-December 2, 2016Topology and Geometry in a Discrete Setting Eva Maria Feichtner, Larry Guth, Gil Kalai, Roman Karasev, Elchanan Mossel, Igor Pak, Rade Zivaljevic

This page will show upcoming seminars that will be scheduled by organizers, speakers, and participants of the Fall 2016 semester program. Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged for these seminars. Please check back regularly for updates.

We provide an iCal link for those attendees who wish to sync their own devices and/or calendars to our schedule.


Tuesday September 6, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 4:00Check-In121 South Main Street, 11th Floor
4:00 - 4:45Informal Afternoon Tea11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday September 7, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:30 - 10:00ICERM WelcomeBrendan Hassett, ICERM Director 11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:45Brief Organizer Introductions and Broad Program Overview11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:45 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:15 - 12:10Graduate Student Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:10 - 2:30Lunch/Free Time
2:30 - 3:2010 Minute Postdoc Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:20 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:50 - 4:4010 Minute Postdoc Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:45 - 5:00Organizers Update on Rest of Week11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception

Thursday September 8, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:00 - 11:00Graduate Student and Postdoc Meeting11th Floor Conference Room
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:00 - 3:30IT TutorialBrian Lavall, ICERM Technical Support Coordinator11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break

Friday September 9, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:15Introduction to the bootcampAnil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom
9:15 - 9:45Getting Logged-In and Testing10th Floor Classroom
9:45 - 10:30Assessment of skills with short programming excercisesAnil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom
10:30 - 10:45Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:45 - 12:00Review background programming materialAnil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom
12:00 - 1:30Lunch/Free Time
1:30 - 3:00Persistent Homology using DionysusDmitriy Morozov, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab10th Floor Classroom
3:00 - 3:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:15 - 5:30Persistent Homology using DionysusDmitriy Morozov, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab10th Floor Classroom

Saturday September 10, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:30Simplicial complexes using SageMath and PyDECAnil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom
10:30 - 10:45Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:45 - 12:00Computing homology and cohomology using SageMath and PyDECAnil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom

Monday September 12, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:45 - 9:15Registration121 South Main Street, Providence, RI; 11th Floor
9:15 - 9:30WelcomeBrendan Hassett, ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:30 - 10:15Spaces of non-k-equal configurations in a Euclidean space and the little discs operadVictor Turchin, Kansas State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:45The toric geometry of triangulated polygons in Euclidean space.John Millson, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 2:30Break for Lunch/Free Time
2:30 - 3:15Spaces of triangulations of a squareAaron Abrams, Washington and Lee University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Local multiplicity of continuous maps between manifoldsPavle Blagojevic, Free University Berlin and Mathematical Institute SASA Belgrade11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday September 13, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45The set of flexible nondegenerate polyhedra of a prescribed combinatorial structure is not always algebraicVictor Alexandrov, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Periodic frameworks, deformation spaces and auxetic trajectoriesCiprian Borcea, Rider University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Algorithmic lattice kirigamiDaniel Sussman, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch/Free Time
2:30 - 3:15Mapping spaces on polyhedral productsJelena Grbic, University of Southampton, UK11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday September 14, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Equilateral Equiangular Polygons in the PlaneRobert Connelly, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Shape it as you wish- a minimal shapeable sheetNaomi Oppenheimer, Simons Foundation11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Additive Lattice KirigamiToen Castle, UPenn11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 12:40Group Photo 11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:30Break for Lunch/Free Time
2:30 - 3:15Mechanical linkages with chaotic dynamicsMickaël Kourganoff, Institut Fourier, Grenoble, France11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 5:00Poster Session11th Floor

Thursday September 15, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:30 - 12:15Configuration theorems and skewersSergei Tabachnikov, Pennsylvania State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch/Free Time
2:30 - 3:15The isomorphism problem for closed linkage spacesDirk Schuetz, Durham University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Counting embeddings of Laman graphsJosef Schicho, JKU Linz11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Friday September 16, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Multimode mechanical materialsGraeme Milton, University of Utah11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:45Periodicity-changing deformations in infinite frameworksBryan Chen, University of Massachusetts11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:00 - 11:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:30 - 12:15Symplectic invariants of the moduli space of polygons in R^3.Alessia Mandini, PUC-RIO11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 1:15Free energy landscape of sticky-sphere clustersMiranda Holmes-Cerfon, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Monday September 19, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Seminar: Topology in a Discrete SettingTBD11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:30 - 2:30Grad Student/Postdoc SeminarDeniz Kutluay, Indiana University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday September 20, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday September 21, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Seminar: Stochastic TopologyMatthew Kahle, Ohio State University
1:30 - 2:30Grad Student/Postdoc SeminarJohn Wiltshire-Gordon, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday September 22, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Friday September 23, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday September 26, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Seminar: Topology in a Discrete SettingPROBLEM SESSION11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:00 - 2:00NSF Webinar for Grad Students and Postdocs11th Floor Conference Room
2:15 - 3:15Grad Student and Postdoc Seminar - Knot distortionHannah Alpert, ICERM Institute Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday September 27, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Ethics in Research I11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
2:00 - 3:00Canonical measures on the configuration space of disks in a squareJeremy Mason, Bogazici University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday September 28, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:00 - 11:30Topological TverbergPavle Blagojevic, Freie Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:30 - 2:30Grad Student and Postdoc Seminar - Counting lattice points inside polytopesQuang Nhat Le, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday September 29, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Friday September 30, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:00 - 11:30Topological TverbergPavle Blagojevic, Freie Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday October 3, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Topology in a Discrete Setting Seminar: Configuration Space – Test Map SchemeRade Zivaljevic, Mathematical Institute SASA, Belgrade11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarJose Samper-Casas, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday October 4, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Ethics in Research II11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday October 5, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Stochastic Topology Seminar - On Random WindingsYuliy Baryshnikov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc Seminar11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday October 6, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
2:00 - 3:00Canonical measures on the configuration space of disks in a squareJeremy Mason, Bogazici University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Friday October 7, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday October 10, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:30 - 5:00In observance of Indigenous Peoples Day, ICERM is closed.

Tuesday October 11, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Topology in a Discrete Setting Seminar- r-fold Whitney Trick and the Topological TverbergIsaac Mabillard, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday October 12, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Stochastic Topology Seminar - On Random WindingsAndrew Newman, Ohio State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarKatie Ritchey, Ohio State University and Nick Kosar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday October 13, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
6:00 - 8:00Rose Whelan Wine and Cheese11th Floor Conference Room

Friday October 14, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday October 17, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:30Registration11th Floor Collaborative Space
9:30 - 9:35WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:35 - 10:20A Parisi formula for the ground state energy of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick modelAntonio Auffinger, Northwestern University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:35 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 11:45Universality of Jamming in Continuous Constrained SatisfactionSilvio Franz, LPTMS Universite Paris-Saclay11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:45Configuration space topology as cause or signature of slow dynamicsYoav Kallus, Santa Fe Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:00 - 3:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:15 - 4:00Self-similarity in the eigenvalues of random matricesElizabeth Meckes, Case Western Reserve University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:15 - 5:00Spaces of planar embeddingsRichard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:15 - 6:45Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday October 18, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Topology of large random spacesMichael Farber, Queen Mary, University of London11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Generalized statistical honeycomb and void percolation.Benoit Charbonneau, University of Waterloo11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Property (T) in simplicial complexes and the spectral evolution of random graphsElliot Paquette, The Ohio State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:15Persistence Diagrams in Probability and Statistics: From Materials TDA View- pointsYasu Hiraoka, Tohoku University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 5:00Poster Session and Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday October 19, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Random gluing polygonsSergei Chmutov, Ohio State University at Mansfield11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Continumm Percolation and Duality with Hard-Particle Systems Across DimensionsSalvatore Torquato, Princeton11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Topology of Random Geometric ComplexesOmer Bobrowski, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40Group Photo 11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:15Percolating length scales in persistence diagrams from porous materialsVanessa Robins, The Australian National University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Random Clique ComplexesChristopher Hoffman, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Thursday October 20, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45A probabilistic approach to real enumerative geometry.Antonio Lerario, SISSA11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Random signed measures constructed using Euler characteristicsKatharine Turner, EPFL11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Algorithmic Self-Assembly and Self-Similar StructuresNatasa Jonoska, USF11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:15Random Steiner complexesRon Rosenthal, Technion11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
6:30 - 8:00ICERM Public Lecture: Voting InsecurityBarbara SimonsBrown University's Salomon Center

Friday October 21, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:45Random lemniscatesErik Lundberg, Florida Atlantic University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Connectivity and distributions of three dimensional tilings.Caroline Klivans, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Recent progress in random groupsMoon Duchin, Tufts University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:30 - 3:15Gaussian Random KnotsEric Babson, UC - Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Monday October 24, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Topology in a Discrete Setting Seminar - Expansion for Simplicial ComplexesAnna Gundert, Institut für Theoretische Informatik, Zürich11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarBarbara Gutiérrez, CINVESTAV11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Job applications in academia11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday October 26, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Stochastic Topology Seminar - Random KnotsChaim Even-Zohar, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarBenjamin Schweinhart, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday October 27, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Friday October 28, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday October 31, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Topology in a Discrete Setting Seminar - Generalized complexes and the tropical moduli space of curvesMelody Chan, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarBryan Chen, University of Massachusetts11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday November 1, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Hiring Process11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday November 2, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Stochastic Topology Seminar - Dense Random Clique ComplexesGreg Malen, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarMarija Jelic, University of Belgrade11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday November 3, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Friday November 4, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday November 7, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Topological Combinatorics of Posets and Stratified Spaces Mini Course - Moebius functions and shellabilityPatricia Hersh, NC State11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarGreg Malen, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday November 8, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Papers and Journals11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday November 9, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Stochastic Topology Seminar - Some problems in Stochastic Topology around topological identification of manifolds.Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarChaim Even-Zohar, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday November 10, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00A theoretical framework for the analysis of MapperSteve Oudot, INRIAKassar House (room 205)
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Friday November 11, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
2:00 - 3:00Topological Combinatorics of Posets and Stratified Spaces Mini Course - discrete Morse theoryPatricia Hersh, NC State11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday November 14, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Topological Combinatorics of Posets and Stratified Spaces Mini Course - face posets and stratified spacesPatricia Hersh, NC State11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarIsaac Mabillard, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday November 15, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development - Grant Proposals11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday November 16, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Stochastic Topology Seminar - Topological Similarity of Random Cell Complexes, and Curvature Flow on GraphsBen Schweinhart, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarWai Yeung Lam, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday November 17, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Friday November 18, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday November 21, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarÉrika Roldán Roa, CIMAT11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday November 22, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday November 23, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Monday November 28, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
8:30 - 8:55Registration11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:45Thrifty approximations of convex bodies by polytopesAlexander Barvinok, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Higher-dimensional Expansion and Topological OverlapUli Wagner, IST, Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Topological aspects of Boolean functionsMark Goresky, ICERM and IAS11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:40Toric h-vectors and Chow Betti numbers of hypersimplicesJosephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:50 - 3:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:20 - 4:00Tutte chromatic relations, extensions and applicationsSlava Krushkal, University of Virginia11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:15 - 4:55Mechanism design in discrete settingsNgoc M. Tran, Hausdorff Center UT Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday November 29, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Points, lines, planes, etc.June Huh, IAS and Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Discrete Morse theory for moduli spaces of flexible polygons, or solitaire game on the circleGaiane Panina, St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics RAS (PDMI)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Random triangulations of the two sphereEric Babson, UC Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 2:00Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:00 - 2:40Discrete invariants of Hamiltonian torus actions.Yael Karshon, University of Toronto.11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:55 - 3:35A toolbox for topologistsPablo Soberón, Northeastern University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:45 - 5:00Poster Session and Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday November 30, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Lower bound theorems for manifolds and normal pseudomanifoldsIsabella Novik, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Lefschetz properties of balanced 3-polytopesMartina Juhnke-Kubitzke, Universität Osnabrück11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Hyperplane Equipartitions Plus ConstraintsSteven Simon, Bard College11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:10 - 12:20Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:20 - 2:20Break for Lunch / Free Time
2:20 - 3:00Topology and combinatorics of toric arrangements.Emanuele Delucchi, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:10 - 3:40Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:40 - 4:20Regularity of complete intersections of linesBruno Benedetti, University of Miami11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:35 - 5:15Matroids over hyperfieldsLaura Anderson, Binghamton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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Thursday December 1, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Sum Complexes and their ApplicationsRoy Meshulam, Technion11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Prismatic Maps for the Topological Tverberg ConjectureIsaac Mabillard, IST Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55Metric reconstruction via optimal transportFlorian Frick, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 1:30Break for Lunch / Free Time
1:30 - 2:10Vanishing theorems for highly connected lattices and the subadditivity problemKarim Adiprasito, Hebrew University of Jerusalem11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:25 - 3:05Colorful simplicial depthZuzana Patáková, IST Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:20 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
6:30 - 8:00Public Lecture - Visualizing the Future of BiomedicineChris R. Johnson, Ph.D, University of Utah11th Floor Lecture Hall

Friday December 2, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
9:00 - 9:40Representation stability in configuration spaces via Whitney homology of the partition latticePatricia Hersh, North Carolina State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:50 - 10:20Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:20 - 11:00Markoff Surfaces and Strong ApproximationAlexander Gamburd, Graduate Center, CUNY11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:15 - 11:55High-dimensional Theta NumbersAnna Gundert, University of Cologne11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:10 - 12:50On Stokes setsYuliy Baryshnikov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:05 - 3:00Break for Lunch / Free Time

Monday December 5, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
11:00 - 12:00Topology in a Discrete Setting Seminar Diagonal ComplexesGaiane Panina, St Petersburg Institute of Informatics11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:30 - 2:30Grad Student / Postdoc SeminarJeremy Cochoy, INRIA11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Tuesday December 6, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Wednesday December 7, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Thursday December 8, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
10:30 - 12:00Introduction to Perverse SheavesMark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

Friday December 9, 2016
Time Description Speaker Location Abstracts Slides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space