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RCN project "Topology"

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The research group in Topology


The following researchers and students are associated with the research group in topology.

Graduate students:
  • Kristian Alfsvåg (Master)
  • Kaythi Aye (Master)
  • Robert Brown (Master)
  • Valentin Krasontovitsch (PhD)
  • Anders Husebø (Master)
  • Torgeir Skjøtskift (Master)
  • Mirjam Solberg (PhD)

The topology Seminar

This semester, Spring 2014, we have seminars on Thursdays 12:15, room 510.

See the topology seminar page for more details.

Old seminar links: Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, fall 2008, spring 2008, fall 2007 spring 2007, fall 2006, spring 2006, fall 2005

Network

The national RCN project Topology in Norway is coordinated from Bergen as was the past projects Topology and Topology in Norway.

In 2007 the Abel symposium was on topology.

Summer school 2011.

Guests

  • Tore Kro, (Frederikstad), December 2013
  • Irakli Patchkoria, (København), December 2013
  • Markus Szymick, (København), November 2013
  • Matthew Morrow, (Chicago), May 2013
  • Rainer Vogt, (Osnabrück), May 2012
  • Christian Ausoni (Münster), November, 2011
  • Robert Bruner (Wayne), August, 2011
  • John Greenlees (Sheffield), May 2011
  • John Milnor (Stony Brook), May, 2011
  • Rekha Santhanam, May-June, 2011
  • Birgit Richter (Hamburg), March, 2011
  • Andrew Baker (Glasgow), June 2010
  • Sverre Lunøe-Nilsen (Oslo), March, 2010
  • Hannah Konig (Hamburg), February 15-19, 2010
  • Shoham Shamir (Sheffield), November 12, 2009
  • Marius Thaule (NTNU), November 3, 2009
  • Frederik Nordström (KTH), October 28-30, 2009
  • Thomas Kragh (Oslo), October 24-28, 2009
  • John Greenlees (Sheffield), November 1 - 13, 2008
  • David Gepner (Sheffield), June 9 - 12, 2008
  • Robert Bruner (Oslo/Wayne), June 8 - 12, 2008
  • Tyler Lawson (University of Minnesota), May 10-16, 2008
  • Martin Stolz (Bonn), May 5 - 8 and June 8 - 12, 2008
  • Lukas Vokrinek (Brno), April 12- May 19, 2008
  • Sverre Lunøe-Nilsen (Oslo), Jan. 29, 2008
  • Randy McCarthy (UIUC), Dec. 31, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
  • Marcel Bokstedt (Aarhus), Dec. 10-14, 2007
  • Birgit Richter (Hamburg), Nov. 1-3, 2007
  • Rick Jardine (London, Ontario), Aug. 16-20, 2007
  • Holger Reich (Münster/Düsseldorf), mid March, 2007
  • Steffen Sagave (Oslo), Feb. 5-9, 2007
  • Kasper Andersen (Kobenhavn), Dec. 18-21, 2006
  • Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford), Dec. 3-9, 2006
  • Christian Ausoni (Bonn), Nov. 5-10, 2006
  • Birgit Richter (Hamburg), Sep. 10-14, 2006.

Former members of the topology group

  • Kristoffer Føllesdal (2010-2013)
  • Sara Scaramuccia (2013)
  • Torleif Veen (2007-2013)
  • Shoham Shamir (2010-2012)
  • Martin Stolz (2008-2011)
  • Alexander Lundervold (-2007)

Studying topology in Bergen

Topology - the mathematics of spaces - is not touched on properly in the first years of study at UiB. If you are curious as to what important branch of mathematics you are missing out on, please do not hesitate to contact one of us. For an informal discussion you may also consult Essays about algebraic topology collected by Don Davis, or "Rom"forskning - det finnes kulere rom enn verdensrommet and Sfærespekteret by Dundas.

The courses General Topology (MAT242) and Manifolds (MAT243) are both supposed to be possible points of entry for budding topologists, as well as others who plan to study one of the many fields using concepts and results from topology. One of these courses must be taken at the very latest in the third year of study. The course Algebraic Topology (MAT244) is an introduction to algebraic topology which is the field of research currently pursued in topology in Bergen. Cohomology theory (MAT344) is designed as a course for master students in pure mathematics. Further study is conducted in "selected topics" (MAT343) and in reading courses in cooperation with your supervisor.

For a vague idea of possible master's projects, you may consult the following list (in Norwegian only) or come and talk with one of us.

Course material