Friday, April 9
The Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a virtual discussion on the geometry of curves and surfaces using a geometric quantity called curvature, which is the amount by which a geometric object deviates from being straight or flat. Dr. Angelynn Alvarez is an assistant professor of Mathematics at State University of New York at Potsdam.
Alvarez will mention some famous results, such as Gauss’ Theorema Egregium, and its applications in the real world. She will then generalize these notions of curvature to n-dimensional manifolds and share some results in the realm of positive curvature.
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