Mathematical Feelings of Space

FRUMAM (1ère journée) et IMERA (2ème journée)

Date(s) : 10/10/2017 - 11/10/2017   iCal
0 h 00 min

WORKSHOP interdisciplinaire

Dans le cadre de la Chaire Morlet.

The notion of space is a broad and complex one, in mathematics alone the word is used in many different ways. It can be regarded as one of the central motivating concepts, for the subject, as Poincaré said mathematicians must aid the philosopher to fathom the notions of number, of space, of time.
Too often mathematical ideas about space and the different ways it can be perceived are buried under the algebraic notations that gain control of the ideas. Yet the mathematical approach, in large part because of this control, is able to distinguish many different flavours of what we might consider “space”.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together mathematicians of various disciplines with artists and scientists to explore the different ways we feel and understand space, in two directions : how the mathematical understanding allows us to express precisely many different common intuitions about space (continuity, discreteness, dimension, tangent line, shape, distance…), and also how logical exploration of mathematical concepts allows us to experiment with new intuitions never seen or felt before, for example, hyperbolic spaces, tiling spaces, Lie Groups, fractals, Cantor sets, Peano curves, devil staircases, p-adic numbers…

The workshop will be held over two days (10-11 October 2017), with time for discussion and conversation. The schedule is flexible on the 11th with space for quick talks and small group discussions. All participants are welcome to suggest a short (5min) talk for the morning on the 11th, or a question or discussion topic for the afternoon.

Organisateurs :
Pierre ARNOUX (I2M, Marseille)
Edmund HARISS (University of Arkansas)

Partenaires :
Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM)
Chaire Jean-Morlet
Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille (I2M)

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Autres liens :
Accès à l’IMERA
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