Topology: the geometry that isn’t.

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

A lecture by Vin de Silva

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We all know and love — or love to hate — Geometry: the study of measurement, of lengths and angles, of circles and straight lines. But who or what is its mysterious modern-looking sibling, Topology? In this talk I will explain what happens when you remove the “metry” from Geometry, and how these ideas can be applied to the theory of robotic sensor networks.