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Session I.4 - Computational Geometry and Topology

Wednesday, June 14, 14:30 ~ 15:00

Geometry and physics of periodic tangling

Myfanwy Evans

University of Potsdam, Germany   -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Using periodic surfaces as a scaffold is a convenient route to making periodic entanglements, which are interesting in the context of physics, biomaterials and chemical frameworks. I will present a systematic way of enumerating and characterising new tangled periodic structures, using low-dimensional topology and combinatorics. In addition, I will show some geometric simulation strategies that are working towards understanding the form and function of these structures as materials, using the philosophy that geometry is at the heart of many physical processes.

Joint work with Stephen Hyde (University of Sydney, Australia) and Rhoslyn Coles (TU Berlin and TU Chemnitz, Germany).

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