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Joint Math/Physics Seminar
The joint math/physics seminar meets Monday 12:3013:45 in LGRT 419B with speakers alternating between math and physics. For questions contact Franz Pedit (pedit@math.umass.edu). The overall motto for the seminar is best summarized by Galileo Galilei:
Philosophy is written in that gigantic book which is perpetually open in front of our eyes (I allude to the universe), but no one can understand it who does not strive beforehand to learn the language and recognize the letters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its letters are geometrical figures, and without these means it is humanly impossible to understand any of it; without them, all we can do is to wander aimlessly in an obscure labyrinth.
Date  Speaker  Title 

Mon. 10/2

Owen Gwilliam UMass Amherst Math&Stat 
What is a category? 
Mon. 10/16

Lorenzo Sorbo UMass Amherst Physics 
Lagrangians and actions 
Mon. 10/23

Lorenzo Sorbo Physics UMass Amherst 
Lagrangians and actions (part 2) 
Mon. 10/30

Franz Pedit UMass Amherst Math&Stat 
Hamiltonian Mechanics 
Mon. 10/30

Franz Pedit UMass Amherst Math&Stat 
Hamiltonian Mechanics 
Mon. 11/6

Ben Heidenreich Physics UMass Amherst 
What is canonical quantization? 
Mon. 11/13

Ben Heidenreich UMass Amherst Physics 
What is Quantum Mechanics: Part 2 
Mon. 11/20

Ben Heidenreich UMass Amherst Physics 
What is Quantum Mechanics? Part 3 
Mon. 11/27

Skyler Hudson UMass Amherst Math&Stat 
What Is an Operad? 
Mon. 12/4

Muldrow Etheredge Umass Physics 
Moduli spaces of string vacua 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics