Dr. R. Padmanabhan

(Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba)

One Equation, Many Avatars

Date Thursday, April 5, 2012

Some equations periodically show up in several areas of mathematics under many different guises. The familiar associativity is one such equation. In this talk we mention some of the incarnations of the associative law in a variety of situations (with varying degrees of sophistication) occurring in analysis, algebra and geometry.