Thematic Einstein Semester on

Geometric and Topological Structure of Materials

Summer Semester 2020


Myfanwy Evans (TU Berlin)
Kathryn Hess Bellwald (EPFL)
Frank H. Lutz (TU Berlin)
Dmitriy Morozov (LBNL)
Ileana Streinu (Smith College)


This Thematic Einstein Semester, devoted to recent developments in the field of computational materials science, brings together experts from the sciences with experts from computational topology, computational algebraic, discrete differential and stochastic geometry working on the structure and function of materials.

Physical properties of materials are governed to a large extent by their microstructure, on which various geometric and topological analyses can be performed to identify essential structural properties. This leads to improvements in production processes or to new designs of materials with controlled properties:

The semester is organized within the framework of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ and supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.


Part I, Spring 2020

TES block course "Stochastic Topology" (March 16-20, 2020).

TES conference "Structure of Materials" (March 23-27, 2020).

BMS courses for local students during Summer Semester 2020


Part II, Summer 2020

Meeting of Women in Computational Topology (WinCompTop) (August 19-21, 2020).

TES conference "Geometric and Topological Structures" (August 24-28, 2020).

TES block course "Computational Topology and Machine Learning" (August 31 - September 4, 2020).


MATH+ Collegiality Statement