Distinguished Lecture Series: Amie Wilkinson

09 Dec 2019, by Jasmine Trueman in Events

11th-13th May 2020

The Fry Building

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Heilbronn Distinguished Lecture Series will be given by Professor Amie Wilkinson, University of Chicago.

The talks will take place over three days:

Monday 11th May – Colloquium Lecture, Lecture Theatre LG.02, Fry Building, 16:00-17:00 followed by a wine reception in the Fry Common Room. Please register for the colloquium here.

Tuesday 12th May, G.09, Fry Building, 16:00-17:00

Wednesday 13th May, G.09, Fry Building, 16:00-17:00

Colloquium title and abstract:

Title: Symmetry and asymmetry in dynamics

Abstract: In classical mechanics, symmetry occurs for a reason: there is a conserved quantity such as angular momentum. This is Noether’s theorem, and it points to a broader theme in dynamics that symmetry is rare and meaningful. I will discuss, in the contexts of modern dynamics and geometry, how this theme recurs in beautiful ways: on the one hand, a typical object has the minimum amount of symmetry possible, and on the other hand, a little extra symmetry implies a lot of symmetry, a phenomenon known as rigidity.


If you would like to attend please register for the colloquium using this short form.

Travel support for UK based PhD students may be available, please contact heilbronn-coordinator@bristol.ac.uk with any requests by 17th April.

We are pleased to consider applications for funding to support care costs.*

*Applies to expenses incurred exceptionally as a result of attending the lecture series. Please contact heilbronn-coordinator@bristol.ac.uk for further information.



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