Math Colloquium at Bryn Mawr: "Order and chaos in wave propagation"Math Colloquium at Bryn Mawr: "Order and chaos in wave propagation"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/234941Bryn Mawr. Park 328.2013-03-25T16:00:002013-03-25T17:00:00
March 25, 4:00PM
Bryn Mawr. Park 328.
Nalina Anantharaman, (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay) and Institute for Advanced Study). Bryn Mawr, Park 328.
Bi-College Math Colloquium
"Order and chaos in wave propagation"
Nalina Anantharaman, Université Paris-Sud (Orsay) and Institute for Advanced Study
T alk at 4:00 – Park 328
Tea at 3:30 – Park 355, Math Lounge
Abstract: The vibration of a membrane can be described by a simple partial differential equation: the 2-dimensional D'Alembert equation. A membrane produces harmonics, which mathematically correspond to eigenfunctions of the laplacian. The relation between the geometry of the membrane and the vibrations it produces is still not fully understood, and I will present a few classical results, but also recent research, on the subject.
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