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Geometry and topology

People have for a long time been interested in the properties of geometric shapes. In geometry one is usually interested in terms like distance, angle, area and volume. Topologists study the qualitative properties of geometric space. As the math has evolved, geometry and topology have grown to an active research area with links to physics and many other parts of mathematics.

About the group

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has selected the research group in Geometry and Topology  as an emphasized research area, or more specifically as an "emerging top-tier research group". A large part of the group's research concentrates on algebraic topology and algebraic K-theory, with applications to geometric topology. The group is also involved in relating homotopy theory at large to other subjects. Motivic homotopy theory is an in vogue example of a homotopy theory that arises in algebraic geometry. An emerging example is a new homotopy theory of C*-algebras.


Topology 2008-2011. A national project in topology sponsored by RCN and hosted by the University of Bergen with the active participation of the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology


Academic programmes and courses

Bachelor program:
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology

Master program:

MAT3500/4500 - Topology
MAT4510 - Geometric structures
MAT 4520/9520 Manifolds
MAT 4530/9530 Algebraic topology I
MAT 4540/9540 Algebraic topology II
MAT 9560 Lie groups
MAT 9570 Algebraic K-theory
MAT 9580 Algebraic topology III
MAT 4590/9590 Differential geometry

Published Nov 8, 2010 10:46 PM - Last modified Aug 22, 2016 05:20 PM