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Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Mathematical Research from Toy Models

Professor Tadashi Tokieda


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THE 2018 JOINT LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY/ GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE

‘Toy’ here has a special sense: an object of daily life which you can find or make in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveal behaviours that keep seasoned mathematicians and physicists puzzled for a while. 

The lecture will consist of tabletop demos of such toys, together with simple, robust modelling of what is going on. The theme that emerges is singularity.

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Professor Tokieda is Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. 

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