The Shape of Space

Series: 
Other Talks
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 16:30
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Klaus 1443
,  
Texas A&M University

An undergraduate-accessible talk.

In this talk, I will try to give you an idea of how mathematicians manage to say anything meaningful about higher-dimensional spaces, and relate this to the recent proof of the Poincare conjecture that won the Millennium Prize of the Clay Institute. Besides bringing your enquiring minds, at least 50% of the audience needs to bring a belt for those articles will play a key role in our discussion.