Thematic Einstein Semester on

Geometric and Topological Structure of Materials

Summer Semester 2021

Organizers


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



Scope


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.



Opening Event


April 13 + 14, 2021, Titles and Abstracts




Thematic Days



April 22, 2021, Thematic Day 1, Applied Facets of Geometry and Topology, Titles and Abstracts



May 6, 2021, Thematic Day 2, Cellular Materials, Titles and Abstracts



May 20, 2021, Thematic Day 3, Stochastic Geometry and Materials, Titles and Abstracts



May 26, 2021, Thematic Day 4, Topological Data Analysis, Titles and Abstracts




June 10, 2021, Thematic Day 5, Algebraic Geometry and Framework Materials


Time Zone: Berlin Time (Central European Summer Time, CEST)


Chair: Miranda Holmes-Cerfon / Bernd Sturmfels





June 24, 2021, Thematic Day 6, Topological Ideas in Applications




July 1, 2021, Thematic Day 7, t.b.a.




July 2, 2021, MATH+ Friday Colloquium


Time Zone: Berlin Time (Central European Summer Time, CEST)




External Activities


April 26-30, 2021, Topological Data Analysis, IMSI


(organized by Brittany Fasy (Montana), Kathryn Hess (EPFL), Matthew Kahle (Ohio State), Sayan Mukherjee (Duke), Jose Perea (Michigan State))

May 4--11, 2021, Hot Topics: Topological Insights in Neuroscience, MSRI


(organized by Carina Curto (Penn State U), Chad Giusti (U Delaware), Kathryn Hess (EPFL), Ran Levi (U Aberdeen))

May 20--21, 2021, Interdisciplinary Workshop Mathematics, Materials Science & Design: The Geometry & Topology behind Fabrics at Multiple Scales


(organized by Sonia Mahmoudi (Tohoku U) and the Tohoku University Advanced Institute for Materials Research)

May 31 -- June 2, 2021, Workshop on Software and Applications of Numerical Nonlinear Algebra, MPI MIS


(organized by Paul Breiding, Taylor Brysiewicz, Simon Telen (MPI MIS Leizig) and Sascha Timme (TU Berlin))



Semester courses for local students


Discrete and Computational Topology,   Frank H. Lutz   (TU Berlin)
Discrete Geometrie II,   Matthias Beck   (FU Berlin)
Discrete Geometry III,   Michael Joswig   (TU Berlin)
Geometry, Topology and Applications,   Myfanwy Evans   (U Potsdam)
Mathematical Visualization: The Symmetries of Things,   John M. Sullivan   (TU Berlin)
Zellulare Materialien   Francisco Garcia-Moreno   (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin / TU Berlin)



Participation


free


Registration


Please register via this form. Registered participants will receive the links for the semester by email.


Collegiality


MATH+ Collegiality Statement


Contact


tes-summer2021@math.tu-berlin.de