Topology: The Geometry That Isn’t

12/10/2009 - 4:00pm
12/10/2009 - 5:00pm
Vin de Silva (Pomona College)

We all know and love -- or love to hate -- Geometry: the study of measurement, of lengths and angles, of circles and straight lines. But who or what is its mysterious modern-looking sibling, Topology? In this talk I will explain what happens when you remove the "metry" from Geometry, and how these ideas can be applied to the theory of robotic sensor networks.

Davidson Lecture Hall, CMC
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A brief reception will take place prior to the talk and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact the Chair of the Mathematics Department, Mike O’Neill at 909-607-8336 (ext 78336) or at

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