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Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium: Tudor Zamfirescu
Time: Jan 24, 2017 (05:00 PM)
Location: Parker Hall 250

PLEASE NOTE Day and Time: January 24 at 5:00


Speaker: Tudor Zamfirescu, Senior Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy of Sciences

Title: The wonderful generic world

Abstract: Most compact sets -- in the sense of Baire categories -- are nowhere dense. So, they are close to objects of study in Discrete Geometry. We shall investigate the well-known Erdős problem about empty polygons. If the points of these typical compacta are stars of our universe, we shall see how dense they appear on the sky, and why it depends on the point of view.

Faculty host: Włodzimierz Kuperberg

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