Friday, April 30, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
- Location:Jacobs Academic Building, Room 474
Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York, US
This is the rescheduled event which was originally planned for February 26.
The Inaugural Polytechnic Trustees' Eminent Scholar Lecture
From Riemannian Geometry to Modern Computer Graphics
Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University
Jointly sponsored by Polytechnic Institute of NYU and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of NYU
Professor Yau will discuss recent work by his research team on applying ideas and techniques from modern geometry to computer graphics, vision, geometric modeling, networking and medical imaging.
About the Speaker
Professor Yau is considered one of the world’s most accomplished mathematicians. He is best known for his solution to the Calabi conjecture, which plays a crucial role in the foundations of string theory in physics, and, in joint work with Richard Schoen of Stanford, the solution to the positive mass conjecture in Einstein’s theory of general relativity. He has many prestigious awards, including the Fields Medal, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Crafoord Prize, the National Medal of Science, and the Wolf Prize.
Tea will be served at 3:30 p.m. in front of JAB 474
Lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in JAB 474
- 7 US, European scientists win Israel's Wolf Prize, The Jerusalem Post
- Shing-Tung Yau: The Emperor of Math, The New York Times
- Computer graphics made possible by Professor Yau's work