Seminars & Colloquia Calendar
Animation in math communication
Grant Sanderson -- 3blue1brown
Location: SERC 209
Date & time: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Abstract: We'll look at three separate problems in math: Explaining the analytic continuation of the Riemann zeta function, a topological approach to the inscribed rectangle problem, and explaining the Uncertainty Principle. For each, we'll look at how the process of creating visuals aimed at making one aspect of these topics clearer can offer unexpected insight into related problems. The aim is to make a case that taking the time to create such visuals can be beneficial not just for expository purposes, but also for one's own understanding, and potentially for research.