Undergraduate Colloquium: what is functional analysis about?

At the beginning of the 20th century, spaces of functions appeared to be the right setting for solving functional equations. But, in infinite dimension, many classical tools of analysis such as convergence, continuity, compactness, completeness become problematic. In order to adapt them to infinite dimensional vector spaces, a whole new theory needed to be developed.

Florence Lancien is Associate Professor, Universite de Franche-Comte, Besancon, France.

After the event, join us for coffee and cakes with the speaker and have a chat with some of MSI academics.