Mathematics Dept.
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UBC
Wed 18 Sep 2019, 2:45pm
Topology and related seminars
ESB 4127 (PIMS AV Room)
Configuration spaces of hard objects
ESB 4127 (PIMS AV Room)
Wed 18 Sep 2019, 2:45pm-3:45pm

Abstract

 Take n objects and put them in a container. What is the configuration space of all the ways they can fit in the container without intersecting? How does the topology of that configuration space change depending on the size of the objects and the size of the container? We will look at configurations of segments in a disk, of squares in a rectangle, and of disks in an infinite strip. In the latter two cases, the configuration space is homotopy equivalent to a polyhedral cell complex that can be studied combinatorially.

Note for Attendees

 The Topology seminar has been moved to ESB 4127 (the Math Bio seminar is now in ESB 4133)
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Thomas Hockenhull
University of Glasgow
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 2:45pm
Topology and related seminars
PIMS
TBA
PIMS
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 2:45pm-3:45pm

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