topology, molecular chirality
Topology is the study of deformations of geometric figures. Chemistry is the study of molecular structures. At first glance these fields seem to have nothing in common. But let’s take a closer look to see how these fields come together in the study of molecular symmetries.
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E. Flapan, "A Topological Approach to Molecular Chirality," T. Shu- bin, D. Hayes, and G. Alexanderson, eds., Expeditions in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, (2011) 137-152.