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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 15 October 2020

Stereo vision and prey detection in the praying mantis

1:00pm, Via Zoom, Dr Vivek Nityananda, Newcastle University, UK

Contact olena.riabinina@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


John Harvey: Estimating the reach of a submanifold

1:05pm, Zoom.

The reach is an important geometric invariant of submanifolds of Euclidean space. It is a real-valued global invariant incorporating information about the second fundamental form of the embedding and the location of the first critical point of the distance from the submanifold. In the subject of geometric inference, the reach plays a crucial role. I will give a new method of estimating the reach of a submanifold, developed jointly with Clément Berenfeld, Marc Hoffmann and Krishnan Shankar.

Contact mark.a.powell@durham.ac.uk, andrew.lobb@durham.ac.uk, wilhelm.klingenberg@durham.ac.uk, fernando.galaz-garcia@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tin Sulejmanpasic: Abelian gauge theories on the lattice: a theory of ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶ many things

2:00pm, https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/j/95550749823?pwd=S1c0NjF5Y1ZLNnpVVU0xQll5K2tRUT09

In modern high energy physics abelian gauge theories are usually considered as boring cousins of non-abelian gauge theories. I will argue that they are under-appreciated, and much more versatile than naively thought

Contact stefano.cremonesi@durham.ac.uk, p.e.dorey@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.