Department of Mathematics
Most recent talks
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 07:30PM, NAC 6-111Amal Moussa (JP Morgan Chase), TBA
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 01:00PM, NAC 6-113Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University), PDEs and geometric applications
I 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 6-113Ethan Akin (CCNY), Dynamic Fractals a la Furstenberg
There 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 self-similarity. As you blow up the scale near a point the scaled-up 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.