Algebra / Topology Seminar

Speaker: Erika Roldan

Title: Topology and Geometry of Random Cubical Complexes 

Abstract: In this talk, we explore the expected topology (measured via homology) and local geometry of two different models of random subcomplexes of the regular cubical grid: percolation clusters, and the Eden Cell Growth model. We will also compare the expected topology that these average structures exhibit with the topology of the extremal structures that it is possible to obtain in the entire set of these cubical complexes. You can have a look at some of these random structures here ( and start making some guesses about their topological behavior.