Seminar: Topology vs. Combinatorics, WS 2018/19
Prof. Dr. Clara Löh
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D. Fauser
News

The Templates for reports/handouts are online (see below);
of course, you can also produce the report/handout by other means.

The schedule is now available.

The organisational meeting for this seminar will be on Friday, July 6, at 13:45
(M 201). Alternatively, you can register for this seminar by sending an email
to clara.loeh@mathematik.unir.de .
The talks are distributed and all registered participants should have received an email.

This seminar accompanies the Algebraic Topology course; no
previous knowledge of algebraic topology is necessary.

This seminar will be held in English. The written report
can be in English or German. The handouts should be in English.
Seminar: Topology vs. Combinatorics
Many topological objects admit simple combinatorial descriptions.
This simplifies the computation of invariants
from algebraic topology.
Conversely, we can enhance combinatorial objects to topological
objects and then analyse these with methods from algebraic
topology. For example, this leads to an elegant approach to colouring
and embedding problems for graphs.
In this seminar, we will study both combinatorial aspects of
algebraic topology and applications of algebraic topology in
discrete mathematics.
Time/Location
Wednesday, 8:3010:00, M 102
Material
Prerequisites
Analysis I/II, Linear Algebra I/II;
basic group theory as taught in (Linear) Algebra;
no previous knowledge in Algebraic Topology is necessary, but it is certainly helpful
to attend the
Algebraic Topology course in WS 18/19.
This seminar is suitable for Bachelor/Master students and
Lehramtsstudenten with an interest in topology and combinatorics, and could be the
starting point for a project under my supervision (e.g., bachelor
or master thesis).
Formalities/Credits
See the commented list of courses.
Last Change: July 21, 2018.