Professor N. Nitsure of the School of Mathematics, TIFR, will give the first "Popular Lecture Series" talk in 2007 at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. The lectures in the Popular Lecture Series are intended primarily for Master's students of the Department of Mathematics as well as B.Tech and M.Tech students who are mathematically inclined. Professor Nitsure's talk will not require any mathematical background beyond the level of multivariable calculus (MA 104). |

Speaker : Nitin Nitsure, School of Mathematics, TIFR Title : The curvature and topology of surfaces Time : 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Venue : Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay |

Abstract: The speaker will introduce the notion of Gaussian curvature and genus of a surface and show how the curvature is related to the topology. |