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Mathematical Society of Japan -- Lectures for the Public

2009-9-23 (Wed) 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Date & Time: September 23 (Wednesday), 2009, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Large Conference Room, D201, Main Hall of School of Science, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

There is no participation fee. Individuals interested in mathematics are cordially invited to attend.


Lecture 1

"Order in Chaos -- Prime Progression"

OGISO Keiji, professor at Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

Starting with Sieve of Eratosthenes, the infinitude of prime numbers proven by Euclid, and prime progression, the lecturer will talk about the idea of "Order in Chaos" appearing in the Green-Tao theorem that the sequence of prime numbers contains arbitrarily long sequences of numbers with common differences and its proof, which became the Fields Award winning major achievements of Tao in International Congress of Mathematicians 2006.

 

Lecture 2

"Application of Knot Theory to Science -- mainly prion molecular models and mind model"

KAWAUCHI Akio, professor at Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University

Knot theory is an area of topology, but it is researched not only in many fields of mathematics, but also in scientific fields like DNA and polymers. In this lecture, components of knot theory, knot, links, and spatial graphs will be explained to elucidate their scientific meanings. It will be followed by the explanation of basic issues of knot theory to elucidate their scientific meanings. Finally, knot theory of prion molecular models and that of mind model will be introduced.

 

Sponsor: Mathematical Society of Japan

In cooperation with: Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

Venue: Large Conference Room, D501, Building D, School of Science

URL: http://www.math.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/msj2009/page4.html

For more information, contact: Department of Mathematics, School of Science

               sugita@math.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp

Date: 2009-9-23 (Wed) 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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