Organizing Committee
Abstract

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.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

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Visit dates listed on the participant list may be tentative and subject to change without notice.

Semester Schedule

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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9:00 - 4:00pm EDTCheck-In121 South Main Street, 11th Floor 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTInformal Afternoon Tea11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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9:30 - 10:00am EDTICERM Welcome - Brendan Hassett, ICERM Director 11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:45am EDTBrief Organizer Introductions and Broad Program Overview11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:45 - 11:15am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:15 - 12:10pm EDTGraduate Student Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:10 - 2:30pm EDTLunch/Free Time  
2:30 - 3:20pm EDT10 Minute Postdoc Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:20 - 3:50pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:50 - 4:40pm EDT10 Minute Postdoc Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall 
4:45 - 5:00pm EDTOrganizers Update on Rest of Week11th Floor Lecture Hall 
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception  
Thursday, September 8, 2016
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10:00 - 11:00am EDTGraduate Student and Postdoc Meeting11th Floor Conference Room 
10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:00 - 3:30pm EDTIT Tutorial - Brian Lavall, ICERM Technical Support Coordinator11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break  
Friday, September 9, 2016
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9:00 - 9:15am EDTIntroduction to the bootcamp - Anil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom 
9:15 - 9:45am EDTGetting Logged-In and Testing10th Floor Classroom 
9:45 - 10:30am EDTAssessment of skills with short programming excercises - Anil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom 
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 12:00pm EDTReview background programming material - Anil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom 
12:00 - 1:30pm EDTLunch/Free Time  
1:30 - 3:00pm EDTPersistent Homology using Dionysus - Dmitriy Morozov, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab10th Floor Classroom 
3:00 - 3:15pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:15 - 5:30pm EDTPersistent Homology using Dionysus - Dmitriy Morozov, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab10th Floor Classroom 
Saturday, September 10, 2016
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9:00 - 10:30am EDTSimplicial complexes using SageMath and PyDEC - Anil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom 
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 12:00pm EDTComputing homology and cohomology using SageMath and PyDEC - Anil Hirani, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign10th Floor Classroom 
Monday, September 12, 2016
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8:45 - 9:15am EDTRegistration121 South Main Street, Providence, RI; 11th Floor 
9:15 - 9:30am EDTWelcome - Brendan Hassett, ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:30 - 10:15am EDTSpaces of non-k-equal configurations in a Euclidean space and the little discs operad - Victor Turchin, Kansas State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:00am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 11:45am EDTThe toric geometry of triangulated polygons in Euclidean space. - John Millson, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch/Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTSpaces of triangulations of a square - Aaron Abrams, Washington and Lee University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTLocal multiplicity of continuous maps between manifolds - Pavle Blagojevic, Free University Berlin and Mathematical Institute SASA Belgrade11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTThe set of flexible nondegenerate polyhedra of a prescribed combinatorial structure is not always algebraic - Victor Alexandrov, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTPeriodic frameworks, deformation spaces and auxetic trajectories - Ciprian Borcea, Rider University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTAlgorithmic lattice kirigami - Daniel Sussman, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch/Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTMapping spaces on polyhedral products - Jelena Grbic, University of Southampton, UK11th Floor Lecture Hall
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTEquilateral Equiangular Polygons in the Plane - Robert Connelly, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTShape it as you wish- a minimal shapeable sheet - Naomi Oppenheimer, Simons Foundation11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTAdditive Lattice Kirigami - Toen Castle, UPenn11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40pm EDTGroup Photo 11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch/Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTMechanical linkages with chaotic dynamics - Mickaël Kourganoff, Institut Fourier, Grenoble, France11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00pm EDTPoster Session11th Floor 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTThe glass transition as a mixture of random organization and athermal jamming - Michael Schmeideberg, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTCauchy rigidity of convex c-polyhedra - John C. Bowers, James Madison University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTConfiguration theorems and skewers - Sergei Tabachnikov, Pennsylvania State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch/Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTThe isomorphism problem for closed linkage spaces - Dirk Schuetz, Durham University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTCounting embeddings of Laman graphs - Josef Schicho, JKU Linz11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, September 16, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTMultimode mechanical materials - Graeme Milton, University of Utah11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:45am EDTPeriodicity-changing deformations in infinite frameworks - Bryan Chen, University of Massachusetts11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:00 - 11:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTSymplectic invariants of the moduli space of polygons in R^3. - Alessia Mandini, PUC-RIO11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 1:15pm EDTFree energy landscape of sticky-sphere clusters - Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
Monday, September 19, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTSeminar: Topology in a Discrete Setting - TBD11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student/Postdoc Seminar - Deniz Kutluay, Indiana University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTSeminar: Stochastic Topology - Matthew Kahle, Ohio State University  
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student/Postdoc Seminar - John Wiltshire-Gordon, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, September 23, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, September 26, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTSeminar: Topology in a Discrete Setting - PROBLEM SESSION11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:00 - 2:00pm EDTNSF Webinar for Grad Students and Postdocs11th Floor Conference Room 
2:15 - 3:15pm EDTGrad Student and Postdoc Seminar - Knot distortion - Hannah Alpert, ICERM Institute Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTProfessional Development - Ethics in Research I11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
2:00 - 3:00pm EDTCanonical measures on the configuration space of disks in a square - Jeremy Mason, Bogazici University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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10:00 - 11:30am EDTTopological Tverberg - Pavle Blagojevic, Freie Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student and Postdoc Seminar - Counting lattice points inside polytopes - Quang Nhat Le, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, September 30, 2016
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10:00 - 11:30am EDTTopological Tverberg - Pavle Blagojevic, Freie Universität Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Sunday, October 2, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTProfessional Development - Ethics in Research II11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Monday, October 3, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTTopology in a Discrete Setting Seminar: Configuration Space – Test Map Scheme - Rade Zivaljevic, Mathematical Institute SASA, Belgrade11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Jose Samper-Casas, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTProfessional Development - Ethics in Research II11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTStochastic Topology Seminar - On Random Windings - Yuliy Baryshnikov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, October 6, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
2:00 - 3:00pm EDTCanonical measures on the configuration space of disks in a square - Jeremy Mason, Bogazici University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, October 7, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, October 10, 2016
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8:30 - 5:00pm EDTIn observance of Indigenous Peoples Day, ICERM is closed.  
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTTopology in a Discrete Setting Seminar- r-fold Whitney Trick and the Topological Tverberg - Isaac Mabillard, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTStochastic Topology Seminar - On Random Windings - Andrew Newman, Ohio State University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Katie Ritchey, Ohio State University and Nick Kosar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
6:00 - 8:00pm EDTRose Whelan Wine and Cheese11th Floor Conference Room 
Friday, October 14, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, October 17, 2016
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9:00 - 9:30am EDTRegistration11th Floor Collaborative Space 
9:30 - 9:35am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:35 - 10:20am EDTA Parisi formula for the ground state energy of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model - Antonio Auffinger, Northwestern University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:35 - 11:00am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 11:45am EDTUniversality of Jamming in Continuous Constrained Satisfaction - Silvio Franz, LPTMS Universite Paris-Saclay11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 2:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 2:45pm EDTConfiguration space topology as cause or signature of slow dynamics - Yoav Kallus, Santa Fe Institute11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:15pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:15 - 4:00pm EDTSelf-similarity in the eigenvalues of random matrices - Elizabeth Meckes, Case Western Reserve University11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:15 - 5:00pm EDTSpaces of planar embeddings - Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:15 - 6:45pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTTopology of large random spaces - Michael Farber, Queen Mary, University of London11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTGeneralized statistical honeycomb and void percolation. - Benoit Charbonneau, University of Waterloo11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTProperty (T) in simplicial complexes and the spectral evolution of random graphs - Elliot Paquette, The Ohio State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTPersistence Diagrams in Probability and Statistics: From Materials TDA View- points - Yasu Hiraoka, Tohoku University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00pm EDTPoster Session and Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTRandom gluing polygons - Sergei Chmutov, Ohio State University at Mansfield11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTContinumm Percolation and Duality with Hard-Particle Systems Across Dimensions - Salvatore Torquato, Princeton11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTTopology of Random Geometric Complexes - Omer Bobrowski, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 12:40pm EDTGroup Photo 11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTPercolating length scales in persistence diagrams from porous materials - Vanessa Robins, The Australian National University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTRandom Clique Complexes - Christopher Hoffman, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTA probabilistic approach to real enumerative geometry. - Antonio Lerario, SISSA11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTRandom signed measures constructed using Euler characteristics - Katharine Turner, EPFL11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTAlgorithmic Self-Assembly and Self-Similar Structures - Natasa Jonoska, USF11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTRandom Steiner complexes - Ron Rosenthal, Technion11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
6:30 - 8:00pm EDTICERM Public Lecture: Voting Insecurity - Barbara SimonsBrown University's Salomon Center  
Friday, October 21, 2016
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTRandom lemniscates - Erik Lundberg, Florida Atlantic University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTConnectivity and distributions of three dimensional tilings. - Caroline Klivans, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTRecent progress in random groups - Moon Duchin, Tufts University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTGaussian Random Knots - Eric Babson, UC - Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
Monday, October 24, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTTopology in a Discrete Setting Seminar - Expansion for Simplicial Complexes - Anna Gundert, Institut für Theoretische Informatik, Zürich11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Barbara Gutiérrez, CINVESTAV11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTProfessional Development - Job applications in academia11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTStochastic Topology Seminar - Random Knots - Chaim Even-Zohar, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Benjamin Schweinhart, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, October 28, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, October 31, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTTopology in a Discrete Setting Seminar - Generalized complexes and the tropical moduli space of curves - Melody Chan, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Bryan Chen, University of Massachusetts11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTProfessional Development - Hiring Process11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTStochastic Topology Seminar - Dense Random Clique Complexes - Greg Malen, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Marija Jelic, University of Belgrade11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, November 3, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm EDTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, November 4, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, November 7, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTTopological Combinatorics of Posets and Stratified Spaces Mini Course - Moebius functions and shellability - Patricia Hersh, NC State11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm ESTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Greg Malen, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am ESTProfessional Development - Papers and Journals11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00pm ESTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTStochastic Topology Seminar - Some problems in Stochastic Topology around topological identification of manifolds. - Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm ESTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Chaim Even-Zohar, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm ESTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00pm ESTA theoretical framework for the analysis of Mapper - Steve Oudot, INRIAKassar House (room 205) 
Friday, November 11, 2016
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2:00 - 3:00pm ESTTopological Combinatorics of Posets and Stratified Spaces Mini Course - discrete Morse theory - Patricia Hersh, NC State11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, November 14, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTTopological Combinatorics of Posets and Stratified Spaces Mini Course - face posets and stratified spaces - Patricia Hersh, NC State11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm ESTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Isaac Mabillard, ICERM Semester Postdoc11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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9:00 - 10:00am ESTProfessional Development - Grant Proposals11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 12:00pm ESTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTStochastic Topology Seminar - Topological Similarity of Random Cell Complexes, and Curvature Flow on Graphs - Ben Schweinhart, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm ESTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Wai Yeung Lam, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm ESTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, November 18, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, November 21, 2016
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1:30 - 2:30pm ESTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Érika Roldán Roa, CIMAT11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm ESTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, November 28, 2016
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8:30 - 8:55am ESTRegistration11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am ESTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am ESTThrifty approximations of convex bodies by polytopes - Alexander Barvinok, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:20am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:20 - 11:00am ESTHigher-dimensional Expansion and Topological Overlap - Uli Wagner, IST, Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:15 - 11:55am ESTTopological aspects of Boolean functions - Mark Goresky, ICERM and IAS11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 2:00pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 2:40pm ESTToric h-vectors and Chow Betti numbers of hypersimplices - Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:50 - 3:20pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:20 - 4:00pm ESTTutte chromatic relations, extensions and applications - Slava Krushkal, University of Virginia11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:15 - 4:55pm ESTMechanism design in discrete settings - Ngoc M. Tran, Hausdorff Center UT Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm ESTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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9:00 - 9:40am ESTPoints, lines, planes, etc. - June Huh, IAS and Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:20am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:20 - 11:00am ESTDiscrete Morse theory for moduli spaces of flexible polygons, or solitaire game on the circle - Gaiane Panina, St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics RAS (PDMI)11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:15 - 11:55am ESTRandom triangulations of the two sphere - Eric Babson, UC Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 2:00pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 2:40pm ESTDiscrete invariants of Hamiltonian torus actions. - Yael Karshon, University of Toronto.11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:55 - 3:35pm ESTA toolbox for topologists - Pablo Soberón, Northeastern University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:45 - 5:00pm ESTPoster Session and Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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9:00 - 9:40am ESTLower bound theorems for manifolds and normal pseudomanifolds - Isabella Novik, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:20am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:20 - 11:00am ESTLefschetz properties of balanced 3-polytopes - Martina Juhnke-Kubitzke, Universität Osnabrück11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:15 - 11:55am ESTHyperplane Equipartitions Plus Constraints - Steven Simon, Bard College11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:10 - 12:20pm ESTGroup Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:20 - 2:20pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:20 - 3:00pm ESTTopology and combinatorics of toric arrangements. - Emanuele Delucchi, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:10 - 3:40pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:40 - 4:20pm ESTRegularity of complete intersections of lines - Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:35 - 5:15pm ESTMatroids over hyperfields - Laura Anderson, Binghamton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Thursday, December 1, 2016
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9:00 - 9:40am ESTSum Complexes and their Applications - Roy Meshulam, Technion11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:20am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:20 - 11:00am ESTPrismatic Maps for the Topological Tverberg Conjecture - Isaac Mabillard, IST Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:15 - 11:55am ESTMetric reconstruction via optimal transport - Florian Frick, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 1:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
1:30 - 2:10pm ESTVanishing theorems for highly connected lattices and the subadditivity problem - Karim Adiprasito, Hebrew University of Jerusalem11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:25 - 3:05pm ESTColorful simplicial depth - Zuzana Patáková, IST Austria11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:20 - 3:50pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
6:30 - 8:00pm ESTPublic Lecture - Visualizing the Future of Biomedicine - Chris R. Johnson, Ph.D, University of Utah11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Friday, December 2, 2016
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9:00 - 9:40am ESTRepresentation stability in configuration spaces via Whitney homology of the partition lattice - Patricia Hersh, North Carolina State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:20am ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:20 - 11:00am ESTMarkoff Surfaces and Strong Approximation - Alexander Gamburd, Graduate Center, CUNY11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:15 - 11:55am ESTHigh-dimensional Theta Numbers - Anna Gundert, University of Cologne11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:10 - 12:50pm ESTOn Stokes sets - Yuliy Baryshnikov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall
1:05 - 3:00pm ESTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
Monday, December 5, 2016
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11:00 - 12:00pm ESTTopology in a Discrete Setting Seminar Diagonal Complexes - Gaiane Panina, St Petersburg Institute of Informatics11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:30 - 2:30pm ESTGrad Student / Postdoc Seminar - Jeremy Cochoy, INRIA11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm ESTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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10:30 - 12:00pm ESTIntroduction to Perverse Sheaves - Mark Goresky, IASKassar House (151 Thayer St.), Room 105 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, December 9, 2016
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 

Associated Semester Workshops

Unusual Configuration Spaces
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Stochastic Topology and Thermodynamic Limits
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Topology and Geometry in a Discrete Setting
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