Special Event

Title: Metric Sociology
Speaker: Valentino Tosatti
Speaker Info: Northwestern University
Brief Description:
Special Note: annual undergraduate prize lecture and awards ceremony

Metric spaces (sets equipped with a distance function) are the simplest abstraction of Euclidean geometry, and can be found in all areas of pure and applied mathematics. After introducing them, I will discuss the following questions: how do we decide whether two metric spaces are very similar or very different? Can we introduce a distance function on the space of all metric spaces?
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: Swift 107
Contact Person: Mike Stein
Contact email:
Contact Phone: 1-5524
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