Tadashi Tokieda: Toy models

Submitted by Tony I Garcia on

The Department of Applied Mathematics is pleased to host this series of colloquium lectures, funded in part by a generous gift from the Boeing Company. This series will bring to campus prominent applied mathematicians from around the world.

Name: Tadashi Tokieda (Stanford University)

Date: April 21st, 2022

Location: Smith 205

Toy models

Abstract: Would you like to come see some toys?

'Toys' here have a special sense: objects of daily life which you can find or make in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveal surprises that keep scientists puzzling for a while. We will see table-top demos of many such toys and visit some of the unusual physics and mathematics that they open up.  The theme that emerges is singularity.

Youtube: Watch the talk online here.