**Date & Time:** Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 14:30-15:30.

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Title:** Nodal lines of random functions - length and number

**Speaker:** Manjunath Krishnapur, IISc Bangalore

**Abstract:** For a smooth real-valued function F on the plane (or any
manifold), the set {x:F(x)=0} is called its nodal set. When F is
random, so is its nodal set, and it is of interest to study various
features of this random set, such as its length or the number of nodal
lines. We survey some recent results in this area. No prior
familiarity with the topic is assumed.