Dragon Applied Topology Conference

Swansea 11-14 September 2018.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the researchers in computational and applied topology as well as celebrate the opening of the UK Centre for Topological Data Analysis established by a consortium consisting of Oxford, Liverpool, and Swansea.

Note: The conference runs Tuesday to Friday. On the Monday afternoon before the conference there will be a meeting on Applied Algebra an Geometry organised by Nelly Villamizar. Talks for that meeting start at 1pm and will take place in Computer Science Boardroom (314, 3rd floor) in the Faraday Tower.

Registration is now closed

The conference is hosted by Department of Mathematics, Swansea University. Funding is provide by EPSRC and the London Mathematical Society.

Organising Committee: Pawel Dlotko, Jeffrey Giansiracusa, Heather Harrington, Vitaliy Kurlin and Ulrike Tillmann.

Local organisers: Pawel Dlotko and Jeffrey Giansiracusa. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Plenary speakers:



Here is a list of restaurants close to campus:

Within 5 minutes walk from campus:

Pub on the Pond - large menu of pub food.

In Uplands - about 1 mile to the northeast

Wasabi - Japanese food, sushi, ramen, and many traditional dishes.

Calaca Kitchen - trendy Mexcican food.

Crumbs Kitchen - simple traditional style vegetarian and vegan food, salads and quiches.

Vietnam Restaurant - simple Vietnamese food, serves a good bowl of pho.

BrewStone - wood-fired pizzas, innovative salads, and more. Vegan-friendly.

Verve37 - Tapas and wine bar, mediterranean-inspired dishes

Sketty Cross - 1 mile to the north

Gilligan's - high quality British food.

Slice - contemporary British haute cuisine, reservations recommended, high end but affordable.

Opium Den - Chinese takeaway.

Zaal - indian food.

On the sea front - 1 mile east along Oystermouth Blvd

The Bay View - nice Thai food.


How to get to Swansea?

Travel information

The Swansea University Singleton Campus is located in Singleton Park, right on the coast of Swansea Bay; the city centre is to the east, the North Devon coast is visible to the south, Brecon Beacons National Park is to the north, and the old fishing village of Mumbles lies to the southwest across the bay. Mumbles marks the start of the Gower Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with long beaches, dramatic coastal scenery, and a rich history.

By Train

From within the UK travel to Swansea by train is relatively easy. There are direct trains from London Paddington (leaving about once per hour, journey time of 3 hours), and Manchester via Birmingham. Train schedules (including from airports) can be checked at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ . There is a regular bus service that connects the Swansea rail station with the University campus.


Below is a list of airports that are relatively accessible from Swansea.

  • Cardiff Airport - a small and very convenient airport. Public transportation available to Swansea (bus + train, takes about 1 1/4 hours total).
  • Bristol Airport - a little further, also has a reasonable bus + train connection to Swansea (takes at least 2 hours, possibly more on a Sunday - check the schedule)
  • Birmingham Airport - small and convenient airport. Pleasant train connection to Swansea (takes 3 1/2 hours)
  • London Heathrow Airport - very large, but plenty of flights to choose from. Direct coach to Swansea is available from National Express, but it takes 4 1/2 hours. One can also take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington and then change to a direct train to Swansea (total time: about 3 1/2 hours)
  • London Gatwick - a direct coach to Swansea is available, but it takes a gruesome 5 1/2 hours, so we advise against it. Stansted and Luton are even worse.