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What and Who
Title:The Medusa of Spatial Sorting
Speaker:Michael Kerber
coming from:Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Speakers Bio:
Event Type:Talk
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, RG1, SWS, MMCI
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Level:MPI Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Thursday, 13 September 2012
Duration:30 Minutes
Building:E1 4
We consider the simultaneous movement of finitely many colored points in space, calling it a \emph{spatial sorting process}. The name suggests a purpose that drives the collection to a configuration of increased or decreased order. Mapping such a process to a subset of space-time, we use persistent homology measurements of the time function to characterize the process topologically.

joint work with Herbert Edelsbrunner, Carl-Phillip Heisenberg and Gabriel Krens (IST Austria)

Name(s):Kurt Mehlhorn
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Tags, Category, Keywords and additional notes
Keywords:Computational topology, persistent homology, alpha complexes, spatial sorting, cell segregation
Note:A manuscript is available at
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Created:Kurt Mehlhorn/AG1/MPII/DE, 08/23/2012 11:41 AM Last modified:Uwe Brahm/MPII/DE, 11/24/2016 04:13 PM
  • Michael Kerber, 09/11/2012 11:04 AM
  • Kurt Mehlhorn, 08/23/2012 12:39 PM
  • Kurt Mehlhorn, 08/23/2012 11:41 AM -- Created document.