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ALTA is a research unit within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (FB3) at the University of Bremen. According to university statutes it has the legal status of an Institute.

Our main focus is pure and applied research in algebra, geometry, topology, discrete mathematics, and theoretical computer science. The majority of our work is motivated by applications in exact sciences or industry. Current applications include distributed computing, physics, bioinformatics, and data analysis. Further details can be found on the projects page.

"Gäste aus der Hokkaido Universität auf dem Bremer Campus" - an article about the Hokkaido Universiy - University of Bremen Joint Seminar in the online journal of the University of Bremen (in German)

The Hokkaido University - University of Bremen Joint Seminar took place in Bremen from December 1-3, 2014. Eva-Maria Feichtner co-organized a Workshop on "Arrangements of Hyperplanes" as part of the Symposium. Below you see a photo of the workshop participants.

"Man muss für die Forschung brennen" - an article about Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov's work in the online journal of the University of Bremen (in German)

New Book:

Herlihy, M.; Kozlov, D.; Rajsbaum, S.:
Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology


Latest News:

  • Eva Maria Feichtner will be giving a short course at the ICERM workshop "Computational geometric topology in arrangement theory" in July 2015.

  • Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov will be a speaker at the Summer School on Computational Topology in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in June 2015.

  • Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov will be speaking at the conference "Homotopy in concurrency and rewriting", Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, June 2015

  • The DFG-ANR project "Mathematical Methods in Distributed Computing" with partners in Paris and Rennes started in January 2015.

  • The GIF project "Randomness and Expansion in Topological Combinatorics" in collaboration with Roy Meshulam (Technion) started in January 2015

  • The ZF Explorationsprojekt "Hilbert Frames and Algebraic Geometry" in collaboration with Emily King (ZeTeM, U Bremen) started in October 2014.


  • Topology in Computer Science and Data Analysis
    Apr 7-10, Aarlborg, Denmark
    (organized by Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov, Erik Goubault, Martin Raussen, Lisbeth Fajstrup)

  • Frames and Algebraic & Combinatorial Geometry
    Jul 27-31, Bremen, Germany
    (organized by Eva-Maria Feichtner and Emily King)

  • Recent developments in geometric and algebraic methods in economics
    SIAM special session, Aug 2, KIST, Korea
    (organized by Eva-Maria Feichtner and Simona Settepanella)

  • Trimester on Current Issues in the Philosophy of Practice of Mathematics and Informatics
    Spring 2016, Toulouse, France
    (organized by D. Feichtner-Kozlov, M. Detlefsen, P. Mancosu, J. Avigal)

  • Topology and Geometry in a Discrete Settings
    Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2016, ICERM, USA
    (organized by E.-M. Feichtner, L. Guth, G. Kalai, R. Karasev, E. Mossel, I. Pak, R. Zivaljevic)

  • Research program on Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology
    May - Sep 2017, Hausdorff Institute, Bonn.
    (organized by D. Feichtner-Kozlov, H. Edelsbrunner, K. Hess, M. Farber, M. Raussen)

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