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

Professor Caroline Series will help us understand how to map life in three dimensions, using images that have inspired digital art

Life in three dimensions
Jos Leys

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 WarwickHer 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. 

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