Graduate Pizza Seminar
Reinventing the Wheel... Or Can We?
Location: Hill Grad Student Lounge
Date & time: Friday, 07 October 2016 at 1:40PM - 1:41PM
Chloe Urbanski, Rutgers University: Let's say I wanted to be the coolest nerd on campus, so I decide to design a bike with wheels that are not circles. Of course, I would look less cool if my ride wasn't smooth, so let's make smooth ride' a condition on my design, too. Is this possible? If it is, what would my wheels look like and how many possibilities are there? We will discuss these questions through very concrete computations and lots of pictures. If there is time at the end, we will briefly discuss what this problem looks like in higher dimensions.'