Event time:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:00pm

Location:

LOM 206

Speaker:

Caglar Uyanik

Speaker affiliation:

Yale University

Event description:

Abstract: A surface is a geometric object which locally looks like an open disk in R^2, like the sphere, or the torus (the surface of a donut). We’ll talk about the topological symmetries of surfaces, and illustrate how geometry, dynamics, and linear algebra come together while studying loops on surfaces to obtain information about the symmetries of the surfaces.