SMS scnews item created by Hannah Bryant at Tue 10 Mar 2020 1232
Type: Seminar
Modified: Mon 16 Mar 2020 1215; Tue 17 Mar 2020 1630
Distribution: World
Expiry: 30 Apr 2020
Calendar1: 30 Apr 2020 1800-2000
CalLoc1: General Lecture Theatre K2.05, The Quadrangle (A14)
CalTitle1: CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE SMRI Public Lecture:Light, sound and the magic of the Fourier transform
Auth: hannahb@ (hbry8683) in SMS-LDAP

POSTPONED - TBD - SMRI Public Lecture: Williamson

***UPDATE***cancelled until further notice***UPDATE*** 

SMRI Public Lecture ’Light, sound and the magic of the Fourier transform’ Geordie
Williamson (University of Sydney) 

With The University of Sydney’s Maths and Science Ambassador Adam Spencer as MC 

Where: General Lecture Theatre K2.05, The Quadrangle (A14), The University of Sydney 

Register: Please email before 20th April 

Abstract How do our eyes perceive colour? How do our ears tell the difference between
the sound of a friend talking and the sound of a passing car? The more one thinks about
these phenomena, the more miraculous they become.  Professor Geordie Williamson FRS FAA
will discuss these questions from various points of view, emphasising the fundamental
role played by the Fourier transform.  This simple idea has become one of the most
powerful tools in modern mathematics.  

Biography Geordie Williamson became the youngest living Fellow of the Royal Society when
he was elected in 2018 at the age of 36.  After his undergraduate degree at the
University of Sydney, he completed his PhD in 2008 at the University of Freiburg, and
went on to spend five years as an Advanced Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for
Mathematics in Bonn.  He returned to The University of Sydney as a Professor of
Mathematics in 2017, the same year he received the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize.
He is the Director of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute.