Mathematics Colloquium

Discrete or Continuous?

Speaker: Nick Trefethen, NYU and University of Oxford

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:45 p.m.


As old as any issue in science and mathematics is the polarity between discrete and continuous. The details change from century to century, but a synthesis still challenges us. In this talk I will comment on some of the long history and current state of interplay between these two ways of thinking.