Subject: Re: two short questions
From: "Son Nguyen"
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 12:01:43 -0500
Dear Dr. Jim Lin,
Last Summer, I attended a Summer school for graduate students in
Mississippi. Professor John Harer from Duke university had interesting
lectures in one week about applications of topology to Biology, in
particular, protein-protein docking problem. His website is here
http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/math/faculty/john.harer He also has some
computer program and some demos on this.
Sincerely,
Son Nguyen
> From: Jim Lin
> Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 13:06:24 -0800
>
> A student of mine asked me if there are interesting applications of
homotopy theory besides knot theory to biology. Is anyone familiar with
the literature on this? Jim
>
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Subject: Re: two short questions
From: "Peter Bubenik"
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:20:06 -0500
This past fall there was a program at MSRI on Computational
Applications of Algebraic Topology organized by Gunnar Carlsson, Persi
Diaconis, Susan Holmes, Rick Jardine, Günter M. Ziegler. A look at the
talks in the workshops should reveal many interesting applications. My
personal interests are in persistent homology, which has an expanding
list of applications, and "directed homotopy theory", which has
applications to the study of concurrent systems.
For abstracts and video of the talks, follow the link:
http://www.msri.org/calendar/programs/ProgramInfo/243/show_program
Of course, there are also many applications of homotopy theory in
geometry and algebra, but perhaps this is not what your student was
asking for.
Peter Bubenik