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RIA Annual Hamilton Lecture 2017 with Professor Wendelin Werner

Fields Medallist Professor Wendelin Werner of ETH Zurich will talk about ‘Random mountains and random distances’
  • Location: Dublin
  • Public
When Oct 16, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Burke Theatre Trinity College Dublin
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Attendees Public with mathematical interest
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Professor Wendelin Werner will give the Hamilton lecture at in the Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.

The lecture entitled, ‘Random mountains and random distances’ will describe in simple picturesque terms aspects of recent and ongoing work that deal with the understanding of random continuous structures or functions. What is the most natural model of random mountains? And do they have surprising properties? Can these random mountains be used to construct random ways to define distances in the plane? What are the properties of these distances? Why are these questions related to questions arising in physics?

Werner was awarded the 2006 Fields Medal for his contributions to the development of stochastic Loewner evolution, the geometry of two-dimensional Brownian motion, and conformal field theory. The Fields Medal is considered the highest honour that can be awarded to a mathematician and is often called the Nobel Prize for Mathematics.

Werner’s style of work is highly collaborative and interactive and has been lauded for being ‘simultaneously good for the soul while leading to work stronger than the sum of its parts’. His research has the potential to cross discipline boundaries to interact with finance, theoretical computer science and economics

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