Tara Brendle

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Tara Brendle is a mathematician who specialises in geometry, topology, and algebra.  Her research has recently focused on braid groups; these objects record particle motion in two and three dimensions.  Braids can be modelled using traditional plaits, but also have a vast array of applications in fields from robotics to cryptography to statistical mechanics.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Glasgow.  After receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York in 2002, she held a VIGRE Assistant Professorship at Cornell University, an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, and spent a semester as a fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California.

Areas of Interest
Mathematics and Statistics
University of Glasgow
Key words
Mathematics, Geometry, Algebra

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14 September 2017
This year's Young Academy of Scotland AGM was held by the seaside at the Univeristy of St. Andrews. ...