Meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
12 December 2014, 4.30 - 5.30pm
Postgraduate Centre Auditorium, Heriot-Watt University
The Postgraduate Centre is Building 18 on this map. Directions to Heriot-Watt.
Some physical and mathematical theories have the unfortunate
feature that if one takes them at face value, many quantities of
interest appear to be infinite! Various techniques, usually going
under the common name of renormalisation have been developed
over the years to address this, allowing mathematicians and physicists
to tame these infinities. We will tip our toes into some of the
mathematical aspects of these techniques and we will see how they
have recently been used to make precise analytical statements
about the solutions of some equations whose meaning was not
even clear until now.|
Tea will be served from 3.45pm
outside the Lecture Theatre.
|A poster is available here.