A night of mathematics and Jazz
- Nov 26, 18:00-22:00, 2017
- Math -101
- A night of mathematics and Jazz
All faculty and students are cordially invited.
18:00 Undergraduate math club
Barak Weiss, Tel Aviv University
The illumination problem
The following elementary problem in geometry is still open: given a polygon in the plane, say that points and in see each other if there is a billiard path from to . Is there a polygon in which infinitely many pairs of points do not see each other?
Such problems turn out to be easy to state but very difficult to solve. I will explain this and related questions in greater detail, and describe some recent progress which relies on well-known work of Eskin and Mirzakhani (part of the late Maryam Mirzakhani’s Field medal citation).
19:00 A Jazz show by Tsachik and the perverse sheaves
Ehud Ettun on bass
Haruka Yabuno on Piano
Tsachik Gelander on drums