Operator K-Theory in Geometry, Topology and Representation Theory

As the university of Kyoto has announced a conference in ” Operator K-Theory in Geometry, Topology and Representation Theory” will be held
to mark the occasion of Gennadi Kasparov’s 70th birthday:

  • Operator K-Theory in Geometry, Topology and Representation Theory (Gennadi Kasparov 70)
  • Venue : Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Dates : June 10-14, 2019

The link of announcement: Gennadi Kasparov 70

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Amateur Mathematician Finds Smallest Universal Cover

Through exacting geometric calculations, Philip Gibbs has found the smallest known cover for any possible shape.

By: Kevin Hartnett  https://www.quantamagazine.org

Philip Gibbs is not a professional mathematician. So when he wanted a problem to chew on, he looked for one where even an amateur could make a difference. What he found was a challenge that could drive even the most exacting minds mad. In a paper completed earlier this year, Gibbs achieved a major advance on a 100-year-old question that hinges on the ability to accurately measure area down to the atomic scale. Continue reading “Amateur Mathematician Finds Smallest Universal Cover”