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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Weyl's asymptotic law
Seminar:Slow Pitch Seminar
Speaker:Nigel Higson
Abstract:
Weyl's law describes the asymptotic behavior of eigenvalues associated to the Dirichlet problem in a bounded planar domain. It answered a conjecture of the physicist H.A. Lorentz that was thought to be well beyond mathematical reach, and its proof was an early triumph of Hilbert space theory. Later on, Weyl's law came to be viewed as a foundational result in spectral geometry, index theory and noncommutative geometry. I shall describe the law and sketch Weyl's proof.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:01 / 22 / 2008
Time:05:15pm - 06:15pm