April 8, 2011: From dynamical systems to Coxeter groups

April 5th, 2011 by Dana Ernst

Title: From dynamical systems to Coxeter groups

Date: Friday, April 8, 2011

Location: Hyde 349

Time: 3:00-4:00PM (Pizza at 2:30PM in Hyde 349)

Speaker: Matthew Macauley (Clemson University)

Abstract: In this talk, I will describe how a scientist studying discrete dynamical systems in a bioinformatics institute stumbled into the field of Coxeter groups. Central to these diverse fields are involutions, and what has a group-theoretic interpretation on one hand may lead to insight to the dynamics on the other, and vice-versa. I will highlight some of the central themes and common structures, as well as discuss some novel approaches to some open and open-ended problems.

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