Speaker: Jason Lotay, University College, London
Title: Adventures in the 7th Dimension
In 7 dimensions there exist special shapes that may help us unlock the mysteries of the universe. Looking for this unique geometry is challenging, but nature holds a possible solution (specifically, bubbles and thermodynamics). This talk will take us on a mathematical journey across multiple dimensions, exploring their role in art, science and popular culture.
Prof. Jason Lotay works on differential geometry, particularly geometry related with special holonomy and calibrated submanifolds, geometric flows including Lagrangian mean curvature flow, as well as instantons. He is a Reader in Mathematics at University College London. He was an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow and has held positions at Imperial College (London), MSRI (Berkeley) and Oxford.
Presnted by Fields Institute. Free public lecture.