Date and Time: Monday 30 December, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: The Art of Research.
Abstract: We will present several methods of doing research in mathematics
and science and illustrate them through concrete examples. The talk is
aimed at a general scientific audience
Time:
4:00pm-5:00pm
Location:
Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Description:
Mathematics Colloquium.
Speaker: M. Ram Murty.
Affiliation: Queen's University.
Date and Time: Tuesday 31 December, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: The central limit theorem.
Abstract: The central limit theorem is considered perhaps the most
influential theorem of mathematics in the 20th century. It has had
significant applications both within mathematics and beyond, energizing
literally every other field outside such as medicine, economics and even
political theory. After a short history of the evolution of the central
limit theorem, we will describe its impact in algebra and number theory
and discuss some new applications. The talk will be accessible to a
general mathematical audience.