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# Events for 08/01/2019 from all calendars

## Texas A&M - Beihang Summer Program

## Texas A&M - Beihang Summer Program

## Texas A&M - Beihang Summer Program

**Time:** 1:15PM - 2:15PM

**Location:** BLOC 220

**Speaker:** Florent Baudier, Texas A&M University

**Description:**

**Title:** The geometric approach: harnessing the hidden geometric structure.

**Abstract:** The geometric approach is a strategy that consists in uncovering an a priori hidden geometric structure pertaining to a certain mathematical problem, and in solving the problem under scrutiny by applying a wealth of geometric techniques that have now become relevant. Due to its versatility, the geometric approach has permeated virtually all fields of mathematics. Moreover, this fundamental approach has had a far reaching influence in the development of theoretical computer science. The hidden geometric structure alluded to above typically reveals itself as a metric space, and understanding its characteristics is usually challenging. One way to gain information about an abstract metric space is to faithfully represent it into some other metric space that we do understand much better, e.g. a well chosen normed linear space. What ‘faithfully’ means depends on the context. For these reasons, the theory of metric embeddings became a preponderant part of metric geometry. We will explain how the geometric approach can be used to design efficient and fast approximation algorithms for optimization problems on graphs.

**Time:** 2:15PM - 3:15PM

**Speaker:** Prof. Prabir Daripa, Texas A&M University

**Description:** **Title:** Algorithms, Modeling, and Beauty in Fluid Mechanics

**Abstract:** Fluid mechanics is a rich source of interesting, challenging and useful mathematical problems. Modeling and solving these problems require a variety of mathematical tools many of which may not exist at the time you undertake solving such a problem. You have to develop the tools and techniques to solve such problems. We will discuss such problems and algorithms to solve such problems at a level accessible to undergraduate students.

**Time:** 3:30PM - 4:30PM

**Location:** BLOC 220

**Speaker:** Matt Young, Texas A&M University

**Description:**

**Title:** The Riemann zeta function

**Abstract:** I will discuss moments of the Riemann zeta function and related problems.

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