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Math Kitchen Party: organized by Daniele Turchetti (Dalhousie)
July 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Number Theory in Quantum Mechanics
Suresh Eswarathasan (Dalhousie | 8:00-8:20)
In this lecture, I will discuss some concrete connections between two seemingly disparate fields: number theory and quantum mechanics. The first 10 minutes will be spent giving some “standard” facts in these disciplines before spending the last 10 minutes on the implications of the Sum of Two Squares Theorem (or rather, its refinements) on certain quantum waves.
Getting Back to Your Roots
Jason Brown (Dalhousie | 8:40-9:00)
Polynomials arise in various combinatorial settings, and their roots are of interest for both applied and theoretical reasons. In this talk I’ll provide a few examples, and show how exploring the nature and location of the roots can connect us back to giants of the past, such as Newton, Gauss, Hermite and Julia.
- Dorette Pronk (Dalhousie)
This is a virtual zoom meeting. If you would like to attend, please email the organizers for connection details.