IEEE Winnipeg Section

IEEE

UofM Math Department Seminar

Title:

The mathematics of light and sound/p>

Date:

Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Location:

E3-270 EITC Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus

Speaker:

Nilima Nigam, Simon Fraser University

Abstract:

Our perception of sound and light informs much of how we experience the world. We see glorious rainbows and hear the summertime chirp of crickets; we wonder about invisibility cloaks and the twinkling of distant stars. Our fascination with light and sound has informed much intellectual and scientifi c thought. The ancient Greeks noticed the interplay between overtones and musical notes; Euler and Newton thought about the very nature of light. In this talk, we look at how our quest to understand light and sound has lead to, and been infl uenced by, mathematics. We’ll also look at how mathematics unfetters our imagination and allows us to think of invisibility cloaks and neverending musical canons.

Cost:

This will be a free event.

Contact:

If you would like additional information or if you might be interested in presenting a seminar, please contact Dr. Guenter Krause.

Comments are closed.