[Female-math-faculty] WiM Lecture and lunch Monday Dec 3

Barbara F. Csima csima at math.uwaterloo.ca
Sat Nov 24 08:07:38 EST 2012

Dear Women in Math,

On Monday, December 3 at 4:00pm in MC 5158, the Fall Women in Math lecture
will be delivered by Malabika Pramanik
<http://www.math.ubc.ca/~malabika/>of the University of British
Columbia. All are welcome to the talk; the
title and abstract are below. There will be coffee/treats available before
the talk in MC 5158 begining at 3:30pm.

We will also be having a "meet and greet" with Malabika for female math
students and faculty, 12pm-1:30pm in MC 5136 on Monday Dec 3. Lunch will be
served. Please rsvp to wim at math.uwaterloo.ca by Wednesday, Nov 28 if you
would like to join us for lunch with Malabika.


Title: Needles, bushes, hairbrushes and polynomials

Abstract: Points, lines and circles are among the most primitive and
fundamental of mathematical concepts, yet few geometric objects have
generated more beautiful and nontrivial mathematics. Deceptively simple in
their formulation, many classical problems involving sets of lines or
circles remain open to this day. I will begin with a sample that has
spearheaded much of modern research, and explore connections with
analysis, geometry, combinatorics - maybe also parallel parking.


Barbara F. Csima
Associate Professor
Department of Pure Mathematics
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada  N2L 3G1

Phone: (519) 888-4567 Ext. 37596
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