Shapes and spectra
TimeMay 9 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30 pm
LocationSmith Lab 1009
SpeakerAlain Connes (College de France, IHES-France, OSU)
AbstractI will illustrate by many examples the duality between shapes and spectra and proceed to explain the spectral point of view on geometry and physics. I will also explain how noncommutative geometry provides (with the quantum 2-sphere) an exemple of a truly "musical" shape whose spectrum is much better fitted for playing music than the spectra of ordinary commutative spaces. For the poster, click here.
NotesNote the change of room. Colloquium teas takes place as usual (3.30-4,30 PM, MW 724.)
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