Fry Conference Series: Challenges and Recent Advances in Mathematical Physics 2021, online

04 Feb 2020, by biddlec in Events

20-22 January 2021

This is the first in a series of conferences being held to celebrate the move of the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol to the recently refurbished Grade II listed Fry Building at the heart of the university campus.

Taking place over three days, this online international conference features a distinguished line up of speakers, covering a broad range of topics in mathematical physics including quantum information, quantum field theory, integrable systems, random matrix theory and statistical physics. There will also be a public lecture on Wednesday 20 January, please see the talk details below.

Speakers to include:

Alexander Bobenko (Technische Universität Berlin)

Alexander Bufetov (Aix-Marseille Université)

Harry Buhrman (CWI and QUSOFT)

Tom Claeys (UC Louvain)

Margerita Disertori (University of Bonn)

Eva-Maria Graefe (Imperial College)

Subir Sachdev (Harvard)

Sylvia Serfaty (New York University)

Public Lecture, 20 January 2020 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alexander Bobenko (Technische Universität Berlin)

Title: The Discrete Charm of Geometry

Abstract: Discrete geometric structures (points, lines, triangles, rectangles, polygons, etc.) are ubiquitous in everyday life, ranging from visible sophisticated freeform structures in contemporary architecture to hidden geometric algorithms in computer generated imagery. On the other hand, discrete geometric structures have also proven to be very useful in modeling and approximating continuous shapes (e.g. curves and surfaces) and real processes. This lecture provides a non-technical and pictorial introduction to the foundations of a new beautiful branch of mathematics which underpins these real world situations. We will also show excerpts from our new computer-animated movie entitled “Koebe Polyhedra and Minimal Surfaces”.

If you wish to attend the public lecture, please register here.

Registration is now open, please click here to register.

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