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IMA Public Lecture:
Gravity's Cosmic Shadows: A Mathematical Unveiling
March 22, 2006

Arlie O. Petters
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Duke University
http://www.math.duke.edu/~petters/

March 22, 2006

7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125    Map

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Abstract:

Shadow patterns are all around us. We drive through them on the way to work and swim among them in pools. Similar patterns are also cast throughout the universe by the gravitational fields of stars and galaxies. We unveil some of the cosmic and mathematical secrets of these mysterious and beautiful patterns.



Math Matters lectures feature distinguished mathematicians and scientists who are also superb expositors able to illuminate the role mathematics is playing in understanding our world and shaping our lives. The lectures are aimed at a broad audience.  

 

2005-2006 Poster:  pdf   psd

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