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ACAT is an ESF networking programme about Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology (see the the brochure and the detailed programme proposal).

The revolutionary growth of experimental data in the sciences and the availability of unprecedented computing power pose many challenges to contemporary mathematics. The ESF Research Network on Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology will combine efforts of researchers from thirteen European countries to develop mathematical tools for the following broad research themes:

  1. The topological and statistical analysis of shapes, images, and large multidimensional data sets;
  2. Algorithms for motion planning and the study of configuration spaces of mechanical systems;
  3. Statistical topology and the study of large growing systems;
  4. The theory of concurrent computation and computer networks.

Research on these themes is currently carried out in small groups spread over several European countries. The Network will facilitate intensified interactions and cross-fertilization, which we predict will lead to new results and entire new research directions as well as to commercial applications in industry. The Network will organize summer schools and conferences to support the formation of an integrated research community in Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology and to attract an increasing number of students to the field. The Network will actively collaborate with experts outside Europe.

Upcomping events

Past events


Past newsletters can be accessed below:

  1. October 2011
  2. December 2011
  3. March 2012
  4. December 2012
  5. March 2013
  6. October 2013
  7. April 2014

Steering Committee

  • Chair
    • Professor Martin Raussen, Aalborg University, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Members
    • Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner, Institute of Science & Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria
    • Professor Graham Ellis, National University of Ireland, Department of Mathematics, Galway, Ireland
    • Professor Michael Farber, University of Warwick, Mathematics Institute, Coventry, United Kingdom
    • Professor Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov, University Bremen, FB3 Mathematik, Bremen, Germany
    • Professor Massimo Ferri, University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Matematica, Bologna, Italy
    • Professor Eric Goubault, CEA & Ecole Polytechnique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
    • Professor Thomas Kappeler, University of ZurichInstitute of Mathematics, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Professor Neza Mramor Kosta, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Professor Marian Mrozek, WSB-NLU, Chair of Computational Mathematics, Nowy Sacz, Poland
    • Professor Aniceto Murillo, Universidad de Malaga, Dept. Algebra Geometria y Topologia, Malaga, Spain
    • Professor Lucile Vandembroucq, Universidad de Minho, Centro de Matematica, Braga, Portugal
  • Observer
    • Professor Roy Meshulam, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Haifa, Israel

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