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In the first part of this dual inaugural lecture, Harry van Zanten will argue that more room needs to be given to fundamental research into mathematical statistics to help deal with the enormous amount of complex data currently being gathered. Sergey Shadrin will thereafter give a short overview of the most important and totally unexpected examples of interaction between geometry and mathematical physics, inspired by the Korteweg-de Vries equation and its extensions.

Event details of From mathematical statistics to mathematical physics
Date 6 December 2013
Time 16:00 -19:00
Location Aula - Lutherse kerk
Prof Harry van Zanten, Professor Mathematical statistics
Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans

Harry van Zanten

We currently find ourselves at a point in time in which the field of statistics is developing at breakneck speed. Enormous amounts of data are collected to answer questions that are becoming increasingly more complex in nature. Classical statistical methods are generally unusable within new situations, with new methods therefore in full development. Driven by the desire for quick results, the emphasis of recent research has mostly been on developing computational methods. The development of our fundamental understanding of new statistical problems and accompanying statistical methods are currently lagging behind. In his inaugural lecture as professor of Mathematical Statistics, Harry van Zanten will argue that more room should be given to fundamental research into mathematical statistics.

Prof. J.H. van Zanten, professor of Mathematical Statistics: Statistiek in complexe tijden.

Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans

Sergey Shadrin

One of the most important non-linear partial differential equations, the so-called Korteweg-de Vries equation, already dates back to about 180 years. As a result of the development of different subjects related to the study of this equation, researchers have noted many new links between geometry and mathematical physics. In his inaugural lecture as professor of Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Sergey Shadrin will give an overview of these links by illustrating various examples. 

Prof. S.V. Shadrin, professor of Geometry and Mathematical Physics: Van golven in ondiep water tot intersectietheorie op moduli-ruimten.

Aula - Lutherse kerk

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1012 XM Amsterdam


This event will be open to the general public.