PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Higher dimensional solutions to low dimensional problems
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:K. Stolarsky, University of Illinois
Abstract:
We show how a wide variety of problems that occur in a space of a certain dimension can be solved by considerations of a related mathematical object having a strictly larger dimension. In fact, when it comes to variables, it is sometimes the case that "the more the merrier". The classic example is Liouville's calculation of the integral of exp[-x^2}. We shall show that there are a large number and variety of other examples.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:09 / 25 / 2008
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm