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SILO Seminar – Betsy Stovall

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When: October 14, 2015, 12:30 PM

Location: 3rd Floor Orchard View Room , Discovery Building

Contact: 608-316-4401, hstampfli@wisc.edu

Betsy Stovall

Betsy Stovall, Asst. Prof. UW-Madison Dept of Mathematics

How a helix is bigger than a plane (but not as big as a ball), and why it matters.

In harmonic analysis we work to understand signals and operators by breaking them up into simpler pieces. We will discuss several problems for which these pieces live on lower dimensional sets whose curvature makes them seem bigger than they are. Surprising connections to some geometric and physical problems will also be discussed.

SILO is a lecture series with speakers from the UW faculty, graduate students or invited researchers that discuss mathematical related topics. The seminars are organized by WID’s Optimization research group.

SILO’s purpose is to provide a forum that helps connect and recruit mathematically-minded graduate students. SILO is a lunch-and-listen format, where speakers present interesting math topics while the audience eats lunch.