PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Patterns of curves in the plane and piecewise translations
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Pat Hooper, CUNY
Abstract:
A curve in the plane is called simple if it has no self intersections. In this talk we will consider various methods of constructing random simple curves in the plane. These curves can either close up or be unbounded. We consider the question "What is the probability that a random curve closes up?" This question shows up in Percolation theory and also in the study of piecewise translations, which we empasize.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:09 / 08 / 2011
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm