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Cancelled: Hamilton Day Lecture 2017: Random mountains and random distances


Monday, October 16, 2017, 19:30   |  


Burke Theatre, Trinity College


Full Price €5
Concession (Student, retired, unemployed) €3
Members please email:

Please note the Hamilton Day Lecture has been cancelled due to hurricane Ophelia.

The Lecture

The lecture entitled, ‘Random mountains and random distances’ will describe in simple picturesque terms aspects of recent and ongoing work that deal with the understanding of random continuous structures or functions. What is the most natural model of random mountains? And do they have surprising properties? Can these random mountains be used to construct random ways to define distances in the plane? What are the properties of these distances? Why are these questions related to questions arising in physics?

About Professor Wendelin Werner

Werner was awarded the 2006 Fields Medal for his contributions to the development of stochastic Loewner evolution, the geometry of two-dimensional Brownian motion, and conformal field theory. The Fields Medal is considered the highest honour that can be awarded to a mathematician and is often called the Nobel Prize for Mathematics.

Werner’s style of work is highly collaborative and interactive and has been lauded for being ‘simultaneously good for the soul while leading to work stronger than the sum of its parts’. His research has the potential to cross discipline boundaries to interact with finance, theoretical computer science and economics

Hamilton Day Public Discussion

As part of the Hamilton Day 2017 events Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will interview the Hamilton lecture speaker, Professor Wendelin Werner. Following the interview the Hamilton Prize in Mathematics will be presented to the most gifted mathematics students, as nominated by their institution

Members of the Academy who wish to book should contact

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