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Current Seminars

Thursday, Ja​nuary 19, 2017
  • Reception, 3:30pm in Dow 208
  • Seminar, 4pm in Dow 107
Dr. Olivia Dumitrescu, Central Michigan University
Mathematics of Quantization
​Abstract: Planck constant is an absolute constant in physics, but it appears often as a deformation parameter in mathematics. In this talk, I will start explaining how the constant is related to identifying the extension of inverse half-differentials by half-differentials. This idea leads to the notion of quantization of Hitchin spectral curves that has been developed by me and my collaborator for the last 6 years. Most recently, in collaboration with 5 other authors, I solved a conjecture by Davide Gaiotto. The goal of this talk is to present a glimpse of this conjecture in an elementary calculus language.
​Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • Reception, 3:30pm in Dow 208
  • Seminar, 4pm in Dow 107
Dr. Jianwei Sun, University of Texas, El Paso
Density Functional Theory
Thursday, March 2, 2017
  • Reception, 3:30pm in Dow 208
  • Seminar, 4pm in Dow 107
Dr. Brad N. Barlow, High Point University
Astronomy
Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Reception, 3:30pm in Dow 208
  • Seminar, 4pm in Dow 107
Dr. Phil Voss, Concordia College
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Reception, 3:30pm in Dow 208
  • Seminar, 4pm in Dow 107
Dr. Drosoula Giantsoudi, Instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Medical Physics
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