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Bi-College Math Colloquium

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

Dennis DeTurck

University of Pennsylvania


Bryn Mawr College

Park Science Building, Room 338

Tea will precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. in Park Science Building, Room 339.

When a problem or a geometric object is invariant under the action of a continuous group of transformations, we can often exploit the symmetry to reduce its complexity so that we can understand it better. In the talk, we’ll illustrate this with examples from calculus, analysis, physics and geometry, starting from some very old results and culminating with some current work to derive explicit formulas for linking integrals.