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SUMMARY:SF Presidential Lecture: When Reason Produces Monsters While It Is
Wide Awake
DTSTART:20231025T220000Z
DTEND:20231025T230000Z
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CONTACT:lectures@simonsfoundation.org
DESCRIPTION:Contact kaugenblick@simonsfoundation.org\; lectures@simonsfo
undation.orgRegistration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-reason-p
roduces-monsters-while-it-is-wide-awake-tickets-727038209857“I turn with
terror and horror from this lamentable scourge.” Henri Poincare uttered
this sentence in response to Karl Weierstrass’ famous example of a cont
inuous curve that has no tangent at any point.In this lecture Camillo De L
ellis will argue that this terrifying curve is just the first of a long se
ries of counterintuitive mathematical objects that all share common aspect
s. In particular\, they all result from piling up ‘appropriate waves’
at smaller and smaller scales in a suitable way. He will touch upon famous
constructions of John Nash and Stephen Smale in the ’50s and ’60s\, c
elebrated subsequent works of Mikhael Gromov\, and relatively recent disco
veries pertaining to the most basic equations in incompressible fluid dyna
mics. Speaker Bio:De Lellis is the IBM von Neumann professor at the Ins
titute for Advanced Study in Princeton\, New Jersey. He is known for his w
orks in the theory of partial differential equations\, particularly in the
calculus of variations and the equations of incompressible fluid dynamics
. He was a plenary speaker at the 2022 International Congress of Mathemati
cians and the recipient of the 2013 Fermat Prize\, the 2020 Bôcher Memori
al Prize\, and the 2022 Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics. SCHEDULED
oors open: 5:30 p.m. (No entrance before 5:30 p.m.)Lecture: 6:00 p.m.
– 7:00 p.m. (Admittance closes at 6:20 p.m.)Inquiries: lectures@simonsf
oundation.org\n\nhttps://indico.flatironinstitute.org/event/3892/
LOCATION:Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium/2-GDFA (160 5th Avenue)
URL:https://indico.flatironinstitute.org/event/3892/
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