Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Beyond the Fourth Dimension

- imaging and working in hundreds of dimensions

IMI Public Lecture:

Speaker: Professor Ian Sloan, University of New South Wales, Australia                          

When:  Monday 19 June at 2.15 - 3.00 pm (Tea and coffee from 1.45 pm)

Venue: University of Bath, Wolfson Lecture Theatre (Building 4W, Room 1.7)

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Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb

People are fascinated by the idea of the fourth dimension – for example as seen in the movie ‘Cube²: Hypercube’.

Beyond four dimensions, our imagination begins to struggle, yet mathematics allows us to develop, and validate, computational solutions to problems that are formulated in terms of hypercubes in hundreds of dimensions.

In this non-technical talk, Professor Ian Sloan will share how it is possible to work in such unimaginable worlds and the practicality of this – ranging from problems in the finance industry to groundwater flows.

Professor Ian Sloan 

Carola-Bibiane SchonliebIan Sloan is a Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

After a PhD in theoretical physics and a decade of research in physics, his research interests shifted to computational mathematics. Since then he has published around 200 papers on the numerical solution of integral equations, numerical integration and constructive approximation, and more recently high-dimensional integration and approximation.

His many awards include Fellowship and the Lyle medal of the Australian Academy of Science, the Information Based Complexity Prize, and Fellowship of both SIAM and the American Mathematical Society. He is a former President of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and since 2008 an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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Uncertainty Quantification afternoon on 19 June

You may also be interested in attending the Uncertainty Quantification afternoon which Professor Ian Sloan's talk forms part of.