Topology, geometry and life in three dimensions (Friday Evening Discourse)

7.50pm - 9.15pm, Friday 28 November

The Theatre

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  • Life in three dimensions

    Credit: Jos Leys

Price

Standard £17

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Associate members £11

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Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

If you imagine a three dimensional maze from which there is no escape, how can you map it? Is there a way to describe what all possible mazes look like, and how do mathematicians set about investigating them?

Caroline Series will describe how hyperbolic geometry is playing a crucial role in answering such questions, illustrating her talk with pictures that have inspired some striking examples of digital art.

About the speaker

Caroline Series is Professor of Mathematics at the Warwick Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

Her academic interests are in hyperbolic geometry, Kleinian groups and dynamical systems. Her research has been on the theory of dynamical systems and geometric patterns in three-dimensional hyperbolic spaces.

Her work has been recognised through awards and prizes, most recently with the Senior Anne Bennett Prize from the London Mathematical Society. She is also a founding member of the European Women in Mathematics (EWM), which aims to support and encourage female mathematicians across Europe. 

Please note

If you haven't been before, please note that Friday Evening Discourses are traditional events that date back to 1825. With that in mind, many attendees like to wear smart evening dress, though this is not a requirement.

Find out more about the history of the Friday Evening Discourses on our blog.

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