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Presented by Robert Ghrist. Mathematics implicates motions and machines; computations and colorings; the strings and arrows of life. Perhaps the grandest expression of the beauty and power of mathematics is revealed in the quantification and qualification of that which is not there: holes. Topology—the mathematics of holes—will be surveyed with a fresh look at the many ways in which topology is used in data management, networks, and optimization. - See more at: http://www.maa.org/meetings/calendar-events/putting-topology-to-work#sthash.8WT3KkRF.dpuf