Nick Trefethen to Speak at Michigan Tech

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.

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