PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov, Flossie Dunlop.

Title:Toy modeling
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Tadashi Tokieda, University of Cambridge
Abstract:
Would you like to see some toys? A `toy� for us is an object from daily life which you can find around the house or make yourself under 10 minutes (it must be that simple) but which, when played with in an imaginative fashion, reveals behaviors strange enough to puzzle a good scientist for over 10 weeks (it must be that mysterious). We will experiment with a dozen toys and study them mathematically. What we hope to learn is how to turn natural phenomena into mathematics and back----in short, {\it modeling}.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:09 / 13 / 2007
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm