Topological persistence in geometry and analysis

Leonid Polterovich, Tel Aviv University

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The theory of persistence barcodes is an emerging field of algebraic topology which ‎originated in data analysis. I will discuss its applications to function theory, where it provides a new insight on ‎oscillation of functions, and to symplectic topology.