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16:30 - 17:30 13 March 2013

Inaugural Lecture – Rod Halburd: Detecting integrability: singularities, solvability and solitons

Location

Room 505, 5th floor | UCLU Building (link Map)
25 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AY |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Rod Halburd, Professor of Mathematics, UCL

Roughly speaking, an equation (e.g., a differential or discrete equation or a cellular automaton) is said to be integrable if it is in some sense solvable or at least if its solutions can be characterized in a particularly nice way. The integrability of an equation is not always obvious. In this talk I will describe various properties that can be used as integrability detectors. In particular, I will describe the behaviour of solutions of some differential and difference equations in the complex plane and some number-theoretic properties of solutions of discrete equations. There will also be a quick look at “tropical” mathematics.


Contact

Bonita Carboo
0207 679 2841 | b.carboo@ucl.ac.uk


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