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Anthony Leggett

Please join us for the 2015 IIT Physics Lederman Lecture
Does the Everyday World Really Obey Quantum Mechanics?
featuring
Anthony J. Leggett
Nobel Laureate in Physics
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor
Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monday, April 20 | 3:30pm | Perlstein Hall Auditorium

For more information and to RSVP, contact Todd Kersh.
The lecture will be followed by a reception More »
Steven Damelin - Mathematical Reviews, American Mathematical Society
Apr 20, 11:25am
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 102
Abstract: Kernel machines such as the Support Vector Machine are attractive because they can approximate functions or decision boundaries arbitrarily well with enough training data. Unfortunately, methods that operate on the kernel matrix (Gram matrix) of massive data sets in high dimensions... read more
Mon.
Apr 20
Anthony J. Leggett - Nobel Laureate in Physics, - John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor, - Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana­-Champaign
Apr 20, 3:30pm
Physics - Lecture - Perlstein Hall Auditorium
Quantum mechanics has been enormously successful in describing nature at the atomic level, and most physicists believe that it is in principle the “whole truth” about the world even at the everyday level. However, such a view prima facie leads to a severe problem: in certain circumstances, the... read more
Mon.
Apr 20
Matthew Lorig - University of Washington
Apr 20, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - LS 152
Abstract: We consider a general local-stochastic volatility model and an investor with exponential utility. For a European-style contingent claim, we derive an explicit approximation for both the buyer's and seller's indifference price.  Additionally, we translate indifference prices into... read more
Mon.
Apr 20
Apr 21, 12:30pm
Mathematics and Science Education - Other - Math & Science Education Conference Room, 3424 S. State Street, Room 4007, 4th Floor
All are invited to an Open House with mathematics and science education faculty on Tuesday, April 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Math & Science Education Conference Room #4007, 3424 S. State Street.  Faculty will discuss the pathway to becoming a secondary mathematics or... read more
Tue.
Apr 21
Oleg E. Roderick - Geisinger Health System
Apr 22, 3:15pm to 6:00pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 102
Modern, evidence-driven approach to healthcare relies on accumulation of electronic medical records. Data sets with medical histories now cover decades of time and millions of patients. Most of this data is never made available to external researchers. In this talk, Roderick discusses a common... read more
Wed.
Apr 22
Meni Wanunu - Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Apr 22, 3:15pm
Chemistry - Colloquia - 111 Life Sciences
Pinpointing the mechanisms behind function in biological macromolecules is essential for understanding the emerging and evolving nature of life. Biological macromolecules have evolved over billions of years to function efficiently in the highly heterogeneous, crowded environment of a cell. In... read more
Wed.
Apr 22
Julienne Kabre
Apr 22, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 025
Wed.
Apr 22
Dan Zuckerman - University of Pittsburgh
Apr 23, 3:30pm
Physics - Colloquia - 111 Life Sciences
Biology can seem like a messy hodge-podge of biochemical processes mediated by highly complex macromolecular machinery. Although there is some truth to that picture, very generic physical processes underlie—and explain—key aspects of cell biology. The talk will describe simple equilibrium and non-... read more
Thu.
Apr 23
Francisco Hernandez
Apr 24, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 025
Fri.
Apr 24
Aihua W. Wood - Air Force Institute of Technology
Apr 27, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - LS 152
Abstract: Stochastic particle methods (SPM) for the Boltzmann equation have gained popularity in recent years for the prediction of flows where continuous equations for fluid dynamics are not valid. Among SPMs, the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) methods have been the standard... read more
Mon.
Apr 27