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Wednesday, December 4

Colloquium and Geometry Seminar Friday

Victor Guillemin will be visiting FRiday and will give a joint Colloquium/Geometry Seminar. This will be at 4 in 1360 East Hall. Title and abstract are below. There geometry seminar will NOT be meeting in addition at 3 in room 3866 EH.
Sorry for the confusion. The Geometry Seminar webpage has been corrected.

Best wishes,
Dan Burns

Date:  Friday, December 06, 2013 
Location:  1360 East Hall (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Title:  Semi-classical aspects of reduction (Joint with Colloquium!)

Abstract:   By exploiting its symmetries one can reduce a physical problem to a problem with fewer degrees of freedom. I will discuss some mathematical formulations of this (more or less self-evident) fact and describe some results in classical and quantum mechanics which the "theory of reduction" seems to illuminate. 

Speaker:  Victor Guillemin
Institution:  MIT