Scattering Theory, or Looking at the Big Picture
Join us for a public lecture from Professor and Associate Director Research Andrew Hassell from the Mathematics Sciences Institute at ANU. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Scattering theory, in mathematics, is a way of studying complex interactions by focusing on the “before” and “after” states, without worrying too much about the “in-between”, which is usually much harder to understand. I’ll start with simple examples and (aspirationally) work up to some examples of recent research interest.
About the speaker
Andrew Hassell is currently a Professor and Laureate Fellow in the Mathematical Sciences Institute at ANU.
His PhD was done at MIT in the period 1990-94. After that, he did a 2 year postdoc at Stanford University, and then he moved to ANU, initially as an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow. He became an ARC Research Fellow during 1999-2004, and a Future Fellow during 2010-2014. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2013.
Australian National University
Seminar Room 1.33