PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Stephanie Zerby, Chun Liu.

Title:The projective heat map acting on pentagons
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Richard Schwartz, Brown University (Host: Mark Levi)
Abstract:
I will describe a straight-line construction in which > one starts with an N-gon P and produces a new N-gon P'. The > operation is projectively natural - i.e. commutes with projective > transformations - and also has some resemblance to heat flow. I'll > give some computer demonstrations showing what this map appears to > do in general, and then sketch a proof of what happens for pentagons.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:11 / 13 / 2014
Time:03:30pm - 04:20pm