PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Symmetry: From Triangles to Quantum Physics
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Kenneth Gross, University of Vermont
Abstract:
Symmetry is a fundamental concept in nature and to the human mind. It occurs everywhere, from patterns of wallpaper, to the paintings of the great masters, to the structure of poetry and music, and throughout science. The purpose of this presentation is to explain the mathematical formulation of the concepts of symmetry and invariance, and to provide an indication of their breadth of applications. The presentation assumes familiarity with complex numbers, matrices, and calculus.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:11 / 04 / 2010
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm