Topology: Identifying Order in Complex Systems

Date
Dec 7, 2011
Location
PCTS, Jadwin Hall, Room 407
Sponsor
PCTS
Event Description

Organizers: Elisabetta Matsumoto (PCTS); Randy Kamien (UPenn); Bob MacPherson (IAS); Konstantin Mischaikow (Rutgers)

2:00 - 3:00pm
Robert Connelly, Cornell University
"Why Things Don't Fall Down, How Tensegrities Work"

3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30-4:30pm
William Irvine, University of Chicago
"Colloidal Crystals on Curved Surfaces: Pleats and Fractionalization"

4:30-5:00pm Break

5:00-6:00pm
Carl Modes, Rockefeller University
"From Sheets to Shapes: Using Topological Defects to Blueprint Curvature"