Department of Mathematics
Math Club
OrganizerMost recent talks

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 07:30PM, NAC 6111
Amal Moussa (JP Morgan Chase), TBA 
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 01:00PM, NAC 6113
Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University), PDEs and geometric applicationsI will discuss some theory of PDE's in the talk such as the heat equation and its fundamental solution. After that we will see a simple application of the PDE theory to one of the geometric flows called the curve shortening flow. The talk is directed to the undergraduate students.

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 01:00PM, NAC 6113
Ethan Akin (CCNY), Dynamic Fractals a la FurstenbergThere are two ideas associated with fractals. According to one a fractal is a set with fractional dimension. The one I will be considering is that a fractal is a set which exhibits selfsimilarity. As you blow up the scale near a point the scaledup figures repeatedly look like the original. Furstenberg introduced a natural dynamic notion of what it means for a closed subset of a square to be a fractal at one of its points. This is the concept I will describe, replacing the square by the sequence space on a finite number of symbols.
Remark: This will follow the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony held in NAC 8/133B at noon.