UW-PIMS Mathematics Colloquium: Lauren Williams

  • Date: 03/06/2015
  • Time: 14:30
Lecturer(s):
Lauren Williams, UC, Berkeley
Location: 

University of Washington

Topic: 

The Positive Grassmannian

Description: 

The positive Grassmannian is a remarkable subset of the real Grassmannian which has recently arisen in diverse contexts such as integrable systems, scattering amplitudes, and free probability. I will provide an elementary introduction to the positive Grassmannian, focusing on a few intriguing aspects: what it "looks like," and its connection to shallow water waves (via the KP hierarchy).

Other Information: 

Location: MEB 246