Robbie Bancroft and Gian Maria Negri Porzio - Informal Applied Mathematics Seminar
|1 November 2019
|15:00 - 16:00
|What is it:
|Department of Mathematics
|Who is it for:
|Current University students
The Informal Applied Mathematics seminar will continue with a double bill from Robbie Bancroft and Gian Maria Negri Porzio. Talks will take place in Frank Adams 2 (next to the Alan Turing Building's kitchen), with complimentary hot drinks and biscuits from 2.45pm on the atrium bridge.
Title: Mathematics of music – Why are there 12 notes?
Abstract: This relatively relaxed talk will examine the mathematics behind western music theory, and aim to answer the question “Why are there twelve notes and where did they come from?” Expect: Pythagoras, Fourier transforms, live music and strange new sounds made from prime numbers.
Gian Maria Negri Porzio
Title: Tropical linear algebra: an introduction
Abstract: Tropical algebra is a relatively new area in mathematics discovered more than once in the last decades. Today I will give a brief introduction about it and I will talk about how to use tropical polynomials to find roots of "standard" polynomials. If we have time, I will extend previous results by introducing tropical analytic functions and how they may help solving nonlinear eigenvalue problems.
FYI: The Informal Applied Seminar is a weekly seminar for all applied mathematics students in the department. We get together on a Friday afternoon for students to speak about what they're working on at the moment. It's not formal - lecturers and staff don't attend - so it can be a good place to get feedback on your talk before an upcoming conference or just good to practise for public speaking in general. We generally meet on the bridge (outside the Alan Turing building 1st floor kitchen) 15mins before the start and head to Sandbar for a drink afterwards.
Travel and Contact Information
Frank Adams 2
Alan Turing Building