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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Gandalf (Pure Maths Student Seminar): Topological Surgery in Nature

Presented by Will Rushworth, Durham

18 May 2016 16:00 in CM221

In recent work Lambropoulou and Antoniou characterised a number of natural phenomena in terms of topological surgery. To do so, they augmented the abstract notion of surgery in order to include dynamics and a notion of continuousness. I'll go through this augmented definition of surgery and some examples of natural processes in which it occurs.

Contact j.w.lawson@durham.ac.uk or steven.charlton@durham.ac.uk for more information

Gandalf is the pure maths student seminar. Gandalf stands for the Geometry AND ALgebra Forum. It is run by and for pure postgraduates, but welcomes anyone who is interested in coming along.

Content from previous talks is available at the gandalf seminar home page.