PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Svetlana Katok.

Title:The bigness of things
Seminar:PMASS Colloquium
Speaker:Vaughn Climenhaga, University of Maryland visiting the Pennsylvania State University
Abstract:
It is very natural to ask how "big" something is, but answering this question properly in various settings often requires some new ideas. We will explore this question for the Cantor set, for which I'll explain why some more familiar notions of "bigness" are unsatisfactory and how a concept of "fractional dimension" arises.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:03 / 17 / 2011
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm