Published: March 9, 2007
Event Description:

Peter D. Lax, Courant Institute of Mathematial Sciences, New York University

Mathematics and physics are different enterprises; physics is looking for the laws of nature, mathematics is trying to invent the structures and prove the theorems of mathematics. The two endeavors have nevertheless always been closely linked. In this lecture I will discuss a number of interesting instances where mathematics has come to the aid of physics, and examples where physics has suggested new problems and subjects to mathematics.

Location Information:
Main Campus - Engineering Classroom Wing  (View Map)
1111 Engineering DR 
Boulder, CO 
Room: 245
Contact Information:
Name: Ian Cunningham
Phone: 303-492-4668