Heilbronn Distinguished Lecture Series – Amie Wilkinson

Monday 11th MayWednesday 13th May 2020

University of Bristol

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Heilbronn Distinguished Lecture Series will be given by Professor Amie Wilkinson, University of Chicago. The talks will take place over three days:

11th May, Colloquium in LT LG.02, Fry Building, 16.00 followed by wine reception in the Fry Common Room.
Please register for the colloquium here.

12th May, G.09, Fry Building, 16.00 (no registration required)

13th May, G.09, Fry Building, 16:00 (no registration required)

Colloquium title and abstract:

Title: Symmetry and asymmetry in dynamics

Abstract: In classical mechanics, symmetry occurs for a reason: there is a conserved quantity such as angular momentum. This is Noether’s theorem, and it points to a broader theme in dynamics that symmetry is rare and meaningful. I will discuss, in the contexts of modern dynamics and geometry, how this theme recurs in beautiful ways: on the one hand, a typical object has the minimum amount of symmetry possible, and on the other hand, a little extra symmetry implies a lot of symmetry, a phenomenon known as rigidity.


Travel support for UK based PhD students may be available, please contact heilbronn-coordinator@bristol.ac.uk with any requests by 17th April.
We are pleased to consider applications for funding to support care costs.*

This event is organised in collaboration with the Heilbronn Institute of Mathematical Research.

*Applies to expenses incurred exceptionally as a result of attending the lecture series. Please contact heilbronn-coordinator@bristol.ac.uk for further information.

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