Friday, June 21, 3:30 p.m. Mathematics of Planet Earth Public Lecture
‘Insects, Computers, and Us’ Fields Institute Atrium, 222 College St., Toronto
In this public lecture, Jane Wang will explore the connection between two themes:
1. Understanding nature’s solutions to the Navier-Stokes (fluid dynamics) equations for locomotion
2. Understanding our own response to the poetic movement of falling and flying objects.
The talk with start with a music dialogue between the rhythm of falling paper and the sounds of a prepared piano. Jane will then discuss puzzles and mathematics about the dynamics of falling paper and the tricks used by insects to fly.
The music piece will be performed together with pianist Annie Lewandowski. Both the talk and the performance will be improvised in response to the atrium space in the Fields Institute.
Talk streamed live at www.fields.utoronto.ca/live