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Mathematics Colloquium

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Title: Twenty Years of Discrete Morse Theory
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:25 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. Since its introduction in the late 1990s, Forman's discrete Morse theory has become an indispensable tool in topology and data analysis. In this talk I will discuss the basic theory, applications, and algorithms, as well as a new stratified version of the theory I have developed in joint work with Bei Wang.