If that title sounds cryptic, that’s because…well, it is. This week the MUMS event is sort of a mixed bag approach. Antoinette Tordesillas, from the applied maths tribe of the maths department, has gathered together five of her students, and each of them will be giving a short presentation on some problem or issue they have been working on. Even I don’t know what they’re going to say — less than usual! — so I’m pretty excited. Details are below the fold.
The wonderment of the finger and D’Alembert’s dream.
Applied mathematics has given Materials Science a vast array of new tools which have irrevocably changed the way we think about materials, both natural (e.g. wood, silk, sand) and man made (e.g. ceramics, polymers, composites). In this talk, I will showcase new insights and thus new questions emerging from the characterization and modeling of complex materials with a special focus on collective, self-organized pattern formation.
Presenter: Antoinette Tordesillas
When: Friday 10th of September, 1pm-2pm
Where: Hercus Theatre, Department of Physics
Free refreshments will be served after the seminar.