Graduate Course on Multiparameter Persistence

This year, I’ll be teaching a 2-semester graduate topics course on multiparameter persistence in the math department at UAlbany. If there is interest, I’d be happy to have students from outside of Albany participate remotely, via Zoom.

This is primarily a synchronous course, but asynchronous participation is possible.

This semester, class will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:40 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Eastern time, from August 22 to December 5. (Next semester’s schedule has not been decided.)

Prior knowledge of TDA is not required. See the course website for prerequisites and additional details.

If you might be interested in participating, or if you have questions, please email me at

Michael Lesnick

Tutorial on Multiparameter Persistence, Computation, and Applications

Matthew Wright and I are organizing a 3-day tutorial, titled “Multiparameter Persistence, Computation, and Applications” at the IMA in Minneapolis, August 13-15.

Details, including a tentative list of speakers, can be found here.

Those interested in participating should apply at the website linked above by March 15.  We expect to be able to provide travel support for at least 20 participants.  Members of groups underrepresented in mathematics are especially encouraged to apply.  Notifications of acceptance and funding will go out by April 1.

Tenure Track Positions, New College of Florida

[On behalf of Vic Reiner, UMN]

The New College of Florida now has several openings in statistics and computer science/data science.   These positions may be of interest to applied topologists.

Details are here.

(The New College is a public honors college; it’s where Bill Thurston did his undergraduate studies.)