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SPS organises a seminar by Prof. Jaydev S. Athreya

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Monday, 13 August 2018
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Monday, 13 August 2018
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SPS organises a seminar by Prof. Jaydev S. Athreya
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School of Physical Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

 

Title : Geodesics on Platonic Solids


Speaker:  Prof. Jaydev S. Athreya
(University of Washington, Seattle)

 

Date:  13– August -2018
Time:   4 p.m, Monday
Venue: Seminar Room, SPS

 

Abstract : The five Platonic solids are some of the oldest known objects of mathematical study. In this talk (in joint work with David Aulicino and Pat Hooper) we discuss how understanding the flat geometry of Platonic solids leads to very interesting 20th and 21st century mathematics. In particular, we use the geometry of Riemann surfaces to construct a closed geodesic on the dodecahedron that passes through exactly one vertex, solving a long-standing open question.