Nick Trefethen of Oxford University will deliver a lecture
“Discrete or Continuous?” at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in Fisher 325.
Trefethen has received many honors for this research in Numerical Analysis:
- Fellow of the Royal Society
- Member of the National Academy of Engineering
- The Gold Medal from the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (UK)
- The Naylor Prize from the London Mathematical Society
He is past-president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and he has the distinction of being the first customer to buy a copy of Matlab.
Trefethen describes his talk as follows: “As old as any issue in science and mathematics is the polarity between discrete and continuous. The details change from century to century, but a synthesis still challenges us. In this talk I will comment on some of the long history and current state of interplay between these two ways of thinking.”
The public is welcome.