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SUMMARY:EAUMP - ICTP Summer School on Algebraic Topology and its Applicati
ons | (smr 3310)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190715T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190730T200000Z
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DESCRIPTION:\n The Eastern Africa Universities Mathematics Programme (EAUM
P) courtesy of the International Science Programme (ISP) of Sweden\; joint
ly with ICTP\, Trieste\, Italy\; Sida\, CIMPA\, DAAD\, LMS/AMMSI\, COMPOSI
TIO is organizing a three weeks summer School on Algebraic Topology and it
s Applications to be held at Makerere University\, Kampala\, Uganda from 1
5th July to 30th July\, 2019.\n It is intended that the School will take t
he audience comprising young academic staff members and advanced graduate
students (M.Sc\, Ph.D and Postdoctoral Students) of Mathematics from the E
astern African region and beyond. The school is the next one in a series o
f schools organized under the Eastern African Universities Mathematics Pro
gramme (EAUMP). The most recent EAUMP schools were organized in 2015 at Ma
kerere University\, Uganda\, on Experimental Pure Mathematics\; in 2016 at
the University of Rwanda on Number Theory\; in 2017 at the University of
Nairobi on Modern Functional Analysis\; and in 2018 at the University of D
ar es Salaam on Homological methods in Algebra and Geometry. All the schoo
ls are within one of the main aims of EAUMP which is to improve the pure m
athematics in the region.\n The member Universities of the EAUMP are Unive
rsity of Dar es Salaam\, Tanzania\; University of Nairobi\, Kenya\; Univer
sity of Zambia\, Zambia\; Makerere University\, Uganda\; University of Rwa
nda\, Rwanda.GOALS OF THE SCHOOL\n\n To introduce participants to current
trends in Algebraic Topology and its applications\, including knot theory
and Topological Data Science\, and provide research topics for masters an
d PhD studies.\n \n To provide a forum for African mathematicians to inte
ract\, exchange ideas and initiate collaborations.\n \n Identify talented
students for possible PhD programs.\n \n To produce digital lecture mate
rial for dissemination\, which contributes to the training of master stude
nts in the Eastern Africa region.\n\n STURCTURE AND PROGRAMME\n As in the
years 2013-2017\, participants will be asked to submit mini-projects on th
e material studied at the School\, with the best submissions receiving pri
zes/awards. They will work on their projects after the end of the School a
nd will submit them during the third week of the school.Here is the detail
ed course plan for the School.\nWeek 1: Introductory courses\n\nCourse 1:
Introductory Topology\nLecturer: Venuste Nyagahakwa (University of Rwanda)
\nDescription: This course will introduce the basic ideas of topology\, st
arting with an abstract definition of topological space\, and treating man
y examples.\n\nCourse 2: The Fundamental Group\nLecturer: Jean-Baptiste Ga
tsinzi (Botswana Institute of Science and Technology)\nDescription: The fu
ndamental group is a basic but key algebraic invariant of a topological sp
ace. This course will define this group and give some interesting examples
of how to compute it.\n\nCourse 3: Introduction to knot theory\nLecturer:
Balazs Szendroi (University of Oxford)\nDescription: A knot is a tangled
piece of rope in the three dimensional space\, with the two loose ends glu
ed together. Knot theory asks questions such as: can this knot be untangle
d by continuously deforming the rope? Are there ways to tell two knots apa
rt? This course will discuss these motivating questions and present some i
deas how to solve them. \n\nWeek 2: Advanced courses\n\nCourse 3: Manifold
s\nLecturer: Claudia Scheimbauer (NTNU\, Trondheim)\nDescription: Manifold
s provide a very interesting class of examples of topological spaces\, of
great interest in applications to geometry\, physics and elsewhere. This c
ourse will introduce this notion with many examples\, mainly from dimensio
ns 1\, 2 and 3.\n\nCourse 4: Topological Data Analysis\nLecturer: Ulrike T
illmann (University of Oxford)\nDescription: Topological data analysis is
a recent and fast-growing field providing a set of new topological and geo
metric tools to infer global features from complex data. This course will
give an introduction to this circle of ideas.\n\n\n\n\n SCHOOL PARTICIPATI
ON\n Online application form is available at http://indico.ictp.it/event/8
699/\, and will close on 28th April\, 2019. Alternative request for partic
ipation can be done by originating an email to kasozi@cns.mak.ac.ug copied
to ssevviiri@cns.mak.ac.ug\, szendroi@maths.ox.ac.uk. Only those applican
ts who will be successful shall be contacted. Letters of invitation will b
e issued to participants upon request for the processing of travel documen
ts or soliciting for funding.INTERNATIONAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE\n Leif Abr
ahamson (University of Uppsala\, Sweden)\, Prof. Bengt-Ove Turesson (Linko
ping University\, Sweden)\, Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (ICTP\, Italy)\, B
alazs Szendroi (University of Oxford\, UK)\, Patrick Weke (University of
Nairobi\, Kenya).LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE\n David Ssevviiri (Makerere U
niversity)\, Juma Kasozi (Makerere University)\, John Mango Makerere Unive
rsity)\, Patrick Weke (University of Nairobi)\, Jared Ongaro (University o
f Nairobi)\, Eunice Mureithi (University of Dar es Salaam)\, James Makungu
(University of Dar es Salaam)\, Michael Gahirima (UR-CST\, Nyarugenge)\,
Wellars Banzi (UR-CST\, Nyarugenge)\, Mubanga Lombe (University of Zambia)
\, Isaac D. Tembo (University of Zambia).\n\nhttp://indico.ictp.it/event/8
699/
LOCATION:Kampala - Uganda
URL:http://indico.ictp.it/event/8699/
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