Sixth Annual Ulam Colloquium
Jan. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Little Hall 113
Opening remarks by Dean Win Phillips,
Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
Following the talk, there will be a reception
for Dr. Osher in the Atrium (Little 339)
Mathematics in the Real World and the Fake World
Abstract. With the advent of the computer we can now develop algorithms that perform incredible tasks--special effects in Hollywood, catching bad guys on video, predicting all kinds of natural and unnatural phenomena. A common theme in these algorithms is rather elementary geometry. In this talk I'll discuss geometric algorithms and their applications in every day life.