Annual Coulter McDowell Lecture Tuesday 5 November 2019
The Speaker for this year's Annual Coulter McDowell Lecture has been confirmed as Professor Jeffrey Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin
Minkowski’s convex body theorem and some of its applications
Windsor Building Auditorium, 6.15pm
Professor Jeffrey Vaaler
University of Texas at Austin
In 1896 Herman Minkowski discovered a beautiful theorem that combines ideas from geometry and arithmetic. Although Minkowski’s theorem is relatively easy to state, it has many surprising applications to problems that at first may seem unrelated to the theorem. This talk will provide an introduction to these results, which Minkowski called “Zur Geometrie der Zahlen”.
Admission free, no booking necessary.
Coulter McDowell Lecture