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Mathematics & Statistics

The R. Kent Nagle Lecture Series

March 12, 2015

Robert Ghrist discusses “Applied Topology”

Audience The talk is directed at a general audience and is open to the public. There is no entrance fee.
Date March 12, 2015
Time Thursday evening, 8:00pm
Place CWY 109, at USF-Tampa (For a map of the campus,
click here.)
Parking Free parking in Lot 6 (behind Recreation Center).

Robert Ghrist

Robert Ghrist
Applied Topology

Description of the Talk

Mathematics implicates motions and machines; computations and colorings; the strings and arrows of life. Perhaps the most poetic expression of the beauty and power of Mathematics is revealed in the quantification and qualification of that which is not there: holes. Topology — the mathematics of holes — will be surveyed with a literary look at the many ways in which topology is used in data, networks, and optimization.

Description of the Speaker

Prof. Ghrist has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University [1995] and has held tenured positions at Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, and University of Pennsylvania. He is an award-winning researcher and teacher whose Calculus: Single Variable MOOC at Coursera has been viewed by over 100,000 learners.


The Organizing Committee of the Nagle Lecture Series thanks the USF Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the College of Arts and Sciences for sponsoring this event.