Tel Aviv University - Colloquium Hello everyone, The next colloquium talk will be held on Monday,11/4/2011, 12:15, Schreiber 006, Tel Aviv University. The speaker is Vitali Milman (Tel Aviv University) and the title of his talk is The Reasons Behind of Some Classical Constructions in Geometry and Analysis The abstract is given below. Tea and coffee at 12:00, same room. Hope to see you there. For information about future colloquiua, see <http://www.math.tau.ac.il/~klartagb/colloq_2010.html> You are all welcome to suggest colloquium speakers, especially for the next academic year. Yours, Bo'az ------------------------- Abstract: The geometric part of this talk will be mostly a "hand-waving" discussion on some very recent and, I believe, very surprising results (all in collaboration with Shiri Artstein-Avidan), and on most of which Shiri gave a colloquium a year ago. To get the flavor of the analytic part, please try to give sense to the following statements (which only sounds metamathematical): (i) Derivation on C^1 functions is a "regularized" logarithm of the product; (ii) The second derivative is a "regularized" logarithm of the first derivative; (iii) The entropy function is the derivation on C(R) (i.e. the only derivation). (The last statement is the easiest, which one may try to understand before my talk.) The analytic part is joint with Hermann Konig, but has a piece also joint with Shiri Artstein. --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Bo'az Klartag <klartagb@post.tau.ac.il>