Complicated triangulations and breast cancer research

When
Start: 02/10/2016 - 4:15pm
End  : 02/10/2016 - 5:15pm

Category
Colloquium

Speaker
Mimi Tsuruga (UC Davis)

Abstract

Topology is considered to be one of the more pure (and perhaps? less useful) subjects in mathematics. However, the last two decades have seen a surge in research in applied topology, where topological tools have been employed to solve problems in image processing, dynamical systems, neuroscience, and virus evolution. In this talk, we will give a very basic introduction to a few topological tools and how some of them can be used to analyze genomic data of breast cancer.

Where
Argue Auditorium, Millikan, Pomona College