& Topology Seminar
of geometry and topology in low dimensions, Banff, Mar 2007
Banff, Feb 2007
Stewart Centre for Mathematics
In 2003, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics moved into this historic building.
Geometry and Topology involve
understanding the shape of space. Geometry deals with quantitative properties,
such as distance and curvature, whereas topology deals with more qualitative
properties. The two subjects are closely related and play a central role
in many other fields such as Algebraic Geometry, Dynamical Systems, and Physics.
Areas of Research
At McMaster, there are three
broad areas of interest: Differential Geometry (curvature, Dirac operators,
Einstein equations, general relativity, geometric analysis, and sympletic geometry); Algebraic
Topology (homotopy theory, K-theory, surgery theory); and Geometric
Topology (group actions on manifolds, gauge theory, low-dimensional topology, symplectic topology).
Graduate students, postdoctoral
fellows, and faculty members interested in geometry and topology
are encouraged to participate in our two weekly seminars and other
research activities. Prospective graduate students with an interest
in geometry and topology are urged to contact the graduate secretary for application
information. If you wish to learn more, please contact one of the
faculty members in the geometry and topology group.