I Wonder Why? Magic, Mystery and Mathematics in the Mundane

THU, JAN 14, 2021 (28:48)

Dr. Mahadevan shares his extraordinary gift for revealing the underlying structures of objects, systems and processes in Nature. One does not need to be a mathematician to appreciate the properties of what seems ordinary when Dr. Mahadevan demonstrates how to look, how to think in a whole new way.

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+ BIO: Dr. L. Mahadevan

Dr. Mahadevan studies the organization of matter in space and time, particularly in characterizing shape and flow at the everyday scale. Past work has explored problems at the intersection of mathematics and classical continuum/statistical physics, subjects with enormous explanatory power.

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