Speaker Name(s): Martin Golubitsky, AB, AM, PhD
Description: Regular patterns appear all around us: from vast geological formations to the ripples in a vibrating coffee cup, from the gaits of trotting horses to tongues of flames, and even in visual hallucinations. The mathematical notion of symmetry is a key to understanding how and why these patterns form. The lecturer will show some of these fascinating patterns and explain how mathematical symmetry enters the picture.