March 3, 2014

**Speaker: **Betsy Stovall

**Abstract:** In multivariable calculus, we learn about a few simple, yet fundamental curved surfaces, such as the paraboloid, the sphere, and the cone. These simple surfaces give rise to some concrete, but very hard (and still unsolved) problems in a field called harmonic analysis. These problems also have surprising connections to some completely geometric questions about sets in euclidean space. In this talk, we will give a friendly introduction to some of the questions and ideas in this area.

Free food will be served.

**When**: Monday, March 3, 4:35 p.m.**Where**: Room 901 Van Vleck.