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March 17, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Matt Emerton - UChicago

The periodicity of certain functions has been a topic of study throughout the long history of mathematics. It was a topic of study for you in high school trigonometry, and perhaps again in college Fourier analysis!  In this talk, I will revisit some of the ideas related to periodicity and Fourier analysis, and explain some of their relationships to other topics in mathematics, such as group theory and number theory.   In particular, I hope to say something about the important role of *non-abelian* groups of periods in contemporary mathematics.

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