Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
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Events for 16 March 2017
OWRI Language & Identity in Post-Soviet Spaces Seminar: 'Language Ideologies within, across and against Borders'
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The isoperimetric inequalities are mathematical responses to centuries-old problems. For example, the Ancients already knew that to construct a surface-maximal city while having a limited amount of resources for the ramparts, they had to give a circular shape to the fortifications. Mathematically well-formulated, this is the essence of all isoperimetric inequalities, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoperimetric_inequality
In this talk, we will explore the famous Levy-Gromov isoperimetric inequality, which is a generalisation of this problem to a compact Riemannian manifold with some curvature assumptions. We will follow Gromov’s proof dating back to 1986 and give some physical and mathematical applications.
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Acquiring subsurface heat flow profiles through thermal modelling to reliably predict deep temperatures for use in geothermal resource exploration
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Ecologies and the Arts Research Group Seminar: Dr Rebecca Jarman [Leeds University] 'The Nature of Revolution: Disasters, Citizenship and Countercultures in Bolivarian Venezuela'
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