Nieuwland Lecture Series: "Discrete or Continuous?"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Nick Trefethen, Niewuland Lecture Series speaker

Nick Trefethen
Professor of Numerical Analysis
Mathematical Institute, Oxford University

Abstract

As old as any issue in science and mathematics is the polarity between discrete and continuous.  The details change from century to century, but a synthesis still challenges us. This talk will comment on some of the long history and current state of interplay between these two ways of thinking.

Biography

Nick Trefethen is Professor of Numerical Analysis and head of the Numerical Analysis Group in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.  He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, with about 100 journal publications in numerical analysis and applied mathematics, and has served as editor for many of the leading numerical analysis journals. He has lectured in about 20 countries and 30 American states, including invited lectures at both ICM and ICIAM congresses.

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This lecture is sponsored by the Nieuwland Lecture Series and hosted by the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics.