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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:What is the outer billiard
Seminar:Slow Pitch Seminar
Speaker:Sergei Tabachnikov
Abstract:
I shall survey the theory of outer billiards. The study of this lesser-known kind of mathematical billiard game was put forward by J. Moser in the 1960s, and since then the subject continues to attract attention (in particular, recently R. Schwartz made a breakthrough in an old problem whether orbits can escape to infinity in polygonal outer billiards). In my talk, I shall emphasize open research problems.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:10 / 02 / 2007
Time:05:00pm - 06:00pm