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Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:00pmVirtual Event
POSTPONED - VIRTUAL KIEVAL LECTURE SERIES
UPDATE 3/4/2021 - due to an unforseen circumstance the Kieval Lecture has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a future date. Professor Thurston sends his deepest apologies and looks forward to rescheduling.
Please join us on March 4th, 2021 for the first (and hopefully only) virtual Kieval Lecture
(The Kieval Lecture has previously been postponed due to the continuing impacts of Covid, but we are looking forward to offering this event in this new virtual format.)
The Kieval Lecture Series is funded through a bequest of the late Dr. Harry S. Kieval ’36, a longtime professor of mathematics at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, who died in 1994. In addition to this lecture series, his estate provides funding to Cornell University for a similar lecture in physics, as well as annual prizes awarded to outstanding seniors in both mathematics and physics.
Event website: Kieval Lecture Series Website
March 4th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dylan Thurston at Indiana University Bloomington, Professor of Mathematics
Title: The wilds of the Mandelbrot set
Abstract: What is the simplest model of how a population evolves under time? And what does that have to do with complex numbers? We will investigate the mysterious depths of the Mandelbrot set, which controls the behavior of a wide variety of different systems. We will explore combinatorial models, and how you can use them to navigate your way around the set. To illustrate this, I quite like the image of the MandelMap. In particular, I'm going to start with the relation between the logistic map and the Mandelbrot set, laid out quite nicely in one part of the Logistic-Mandel poster (image pending).
Link to the talk is at 4:00 p.m. at https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94088278451?pwd=UElBM1hqYVZKakxjTGZ3WTY1RllYZz09
After the talk please join us in Gather.town at around 5:15 p.m. Gather.town is a virtual interactive online platform where we can meet, play some virtual games, share some Q&A, and more.
For directions on how to navigate Gather.town go to the Kieval Website.
Important: Gather.town is not supported on Safari, nor is it supported on mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc).
We look forward to seeing you.
If you need any accommodations or assistance with accessibility to participate in this event please contact Heather Peterson.