# Ismar Volić

## Talks

Here is a selection of (mostly) recent talk slides from my lectures on various topics.

## Research

Research

- Calculus of functors for r-immersions, slides from a talk given at Stockholm University, Sweden, January 2019.
- Cohomology of braids, graph complexes, and configuration space integrals, slides from a talk given at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, January 2019.
- Detecting functional connectivity of the rat brain with topological data analysis, slides from a talk given at the 10th Days of BHAAAS in Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2018.
- Some new applications of manifold calculus of functors, slides from a talk given at MIT, Boston, MA, December 2016.
- Some combinatorial problems arising from manifold calculus of functors, slides from a talk given at the Combinatorial Stuctures in Topology Conference, University of Regina, Canada, August 2015.
- Configuration space integrals, calculus of functors, and spaces of knots and links, slides from a talk given at the Shinshu University Topology Seminar, Matsumoto, Japan, December 2012.
- Homotopy-theoretic metods in the study of spaces of knots and links, slides from a talk given at the Tokyo University Topology Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, December 2012.
- Configuration space integrals, operad formality, and the cohomology of knot and link spaces: Part I, slides from a talk given at the
*Configuration spaces and operads*conference at MIMS, Tunisia, June 2012. - Configuration space integrals, operad formality, and the cohomology of knot and link spaces: Part II, slides from a talk given at the
*Configuration spaces and operads*conference at MIMS, Tunisia, June 2012.

## Expository talks about topology

Expository talks about topology

- Some new applications of topology (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, March 2019.
- Some new applications of topology and geometry, slides from a colloquium given at the International University of Sarajevo (here is a version in Bosnian, given at the University of Sarajevo), May 2018.
- An introduction to calculus of functors (in Bosnian), slides from a colloquium given at the University of Sarajevo, March 2015.
- An introduction to algebraic topology (in Bosnian), slides from a graduate student seminar at the University of Sarajevo, March 2015.
- An introduction to calculus of functors and its applications to manifolds (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at the Mathematics Institute of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia, March 2015.

## STEM education

STEM education

- STEM: An integrated approach to education (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at STEM Fair, Mostar, Bosnia, November 2019.
- STEM education and economic development (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at Academy387, Sarajevo, Bosnia, March 2019.
- The importance of STEM education, slides from a talk given at the 10th Days of BHAAAS in Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2018.

## Math and politics

Math and politics

- Mathematika i politika: kako kvantitativna nepismenost ograničava demokratiju, slides from a talk given at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Sarajevo, June 2020 (in Bosnian).
- Math and politics: How innumeracy makes us fail at democracy, slides from a talk given at Albright Institute for Global Affairs, January 2020.
- Mathematics of voting and apportionment, slides from a talk given at Wellesley High School, November 2019.
- Mathematics and democracy, slides from a talk given to the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee, October 2019.
- Cryptography and privacy, slides from a colloquium given at Amherst College, MA, April 2016.
- Mathematics in our daily (cyber) lives: Internet browsing, communication security, and beyond, slides from a talk given at the International University of Sarajevo, May 2012.