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Connections for Women Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics August 31, 2017 - September 01, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 01, 2017 3 months ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: July 21, 2017 4 months ago
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Margaret Bayer (University of Kansas), Francisco Santos (University of Cantabria), LEAD Cynthia Vinzant (North Carolina State University)
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Description
This workshop will feature lectures on a variety of topics in geometric and topological combinatorics, given by prominent women and men in the field. It precedes the introductory workshop and will preview the major research themes of the semester program. There will be a panel discussion focusing on issues particularly relevant to junior researchers, women, and minorities, as well as other social events. This workshop is open to all mathematicians.   Group Photo
Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
Tags/Keywords
  • Topological combinatorics

  • Polytopes

  • Simplicial Complexes

  • Matroids

  • Tropical geometry

  • Helly and Tverberg theorems

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Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has a preferred rates at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Institute discount. To book online visit this page. Click on "Promo/Corporate Code" at the top of the page and enter the code MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).

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Aug 31, 2017
Thursday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  The Slack Realization Space of a Polytope
Rekha Thomas (University of Washington)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Voting in Agreeable Societies
Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College)
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Shellability of uncrossing posets and the CW poset property
Patricia Hersh (North Carolina State University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  On the connectivity of three-dimensional tilings
Caroline Klivans (Brown University)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Panel Discussion
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  Dinner at the Taste of the Himalayas
Sep 01, 2017
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Lower bound theorems for manifolds and balanced manifolds
Isabella Novik (University of Washington)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Tverberg plus minus
Imre Barany (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Quick-fire Introductions
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Chow Betti numbers of hypersimplices and related topics
Josephine Yu (Georgia Institute of Technology)