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How connected are you? Introduction to graph theory and network science – Kuriosity Lecture.

September 14, 2017

How connected are you? An introduction to graph theory and network science
Kuriosity Public Lecture.
Speaker: Prof. Hugo Touchette (National Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stellenbosch)

Networks and graphs are all around us, even if we don’t notice much: the roads, the electricity grid, the airline routes, the taxis in Bengaluru, even your group of real and Facebook friends – they’re all networks involving, if you bring it down to the basics, some nodes and links between these nodes. Scientists have been getting more and more interested in these networks and especially in classifying their ‘shape’. Are all networks the same? Are there ‘universal’ types of networks? Is a Facebook-friend network the same shape as an electricity grid network? How do networks evolve? What can we do with networks? These are some of the questions I’ll be discussing in this presentation.

Hugo Touchette is Chief researcher at the National Institute of Theoretical Physics, Stellebosch. He moved there in 2013 after spending 9 years in the School of Mathematical Sciences, at Queen Mary University of London. He is orginally from Canada and holds a PhD from McGill University, Canada.

Kaapi with Kuriosity is a monthly public lecture series organised by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences [ICTS-TIFR], in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and other educational institutions in Bengaluru.

Kaapi With Kuriosity lecture on Sunday | 17th September 2017 | 4:00 PM

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium,
Sri T.Chowdaiah Road,
High Grounds,

Entry Free

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