Confirmed Speakers

Dunbar Birnie, Professor and Corning/Saint Goban/Malcolm G. McLaren Chair, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University

Zixuan Cang, Department of Math, University of California, Irvine

Pawel Dlotko, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Swansea University

Christine Heitsch, Professor, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Assistant Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Jeremy Mason, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis

Julie Mitchell, Director, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ippei Obayashi, Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN

Ben Schweinhart, Zassenhaus Assistant Professor, Department of Math, The Ohio State University

Tess Smidt, Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkeley Lab

Kelin Xia, Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University


Geometry and topology play a key role in describing nature at the microscopic scales. Shape determines the function of proteins in biochemistry, macroscopic properties of materials, and even behaviors of organisms. This workshop will bring together researchers interested in using geometric and topological analysis to study the fascinating structures that appear in the micro-world.


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Videos from all speakers / sessions will be posted here after the workshop.

Travel and Lodging×

Lodging– There are several great hotel and lodging options available near the Ohio State University Campus. For a full list of options and more information go here. TDAI is located in Pomerene Hall at 1760 Neil Avenue, on the 3rd floor. Most OSU hotels should offer shuttle transportation to get you to and from TDAI on campus for the workshop each day.

Airport – When you arrive at John Glenn Columbus International airport-CMH, you can take a taxi to your hotel (or find your hotel shuttle if offered) by going to the ground transportation area of the terminal where they offer 24-hour Airport taxi service.

Driving to TDAI & Campus Parking – If you are driving to the workshop, the closest public parking garage near TDAI is the 12th Avenue Garage. TDAI is just a short walk east from here on 12th Ave. to the intersection of Neil Ave. Here is a Google walking map.

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Deadline to apply: March 15

Organizing Committee

Dmitriy Morozov, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sayan Mukherjee, Department of Statistics, Duke University

Guowei Wei, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University