PIMS Distinguished Chair Lecture Series: The Language of Forms
- Date: 10/30/2009
Arturo Pianzola, University of Alberta
University of Regina
A journey from the Mobius strip, though affine Kac-Moody and superconformal algebras, to children's drawings.
Abstract: One of the most recurrent themes in both Physics and Mathematics, is the study and construction of objects that locally look the same. I will explain, mainly via examples and in non-technical terms, how the concept of "locally look the same" has evolved through time (mostly through some beautiful ideas of Serre and of Grothendieck).
Lecture Time: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Location: Classroom Building 435 (CL435)
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