TBD

SMMG – September 2017

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10 AM – Noon

Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus)

Speaker: Sean Carney

Title: Introduction to nonlinear dynamics and chaos.

Abstract: We will explore some basic concepts from the field of nonlinear dynamics, such as stable and unstable equilibrium, sensitivity to initial conditions, and chaos by examining a simple function called the logistic map. Using numerous examples and some computer animations, we try to understand why, for instance, it is so difficult to accurately predict the weather.

TBD

SMC – October 2017

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Time: Noon – 2 PM

Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus)

Speaker: Valentin Zakharevich

Title: Affine Geometry: All you ever wanted to know (but were afraid to ask!) about triangles.