Harish Chandra Lecture Series :
1. First Lecture of the Series:
First Lecture was delivered by Prof. Mahan Mj on .
Topic: " "
Abstract: We shall indicate a solution to a problem posed by Euclid: Prove or disprove the parallel postulate assuming only the first 4 axioms of Euclidean geometry. The solution leads to a new geometry called hyperbolic geometry. We shall only assume some familiarity with calculus.
2. Second Lecture of the Series:
Lecture Series on "Weak Solutions, Stability and Stabilizability of PDE"
Speaker: Prof. Mythily Ramaswamy (TIFR CAM Bangalore)
Date: 6th to 10th May 2019 (Except on Wednesday 8th May)
Time: 04:00 P.M.
Abstract of the talk: The concepts of Stability and stabilizability for ODEs will be introduced and then Linear Regulator problem and feedback stabilization will be touched upon. For time-dependent PDEs, existence using semigroup theory will be outlined. Stability and stabilizability for such PDEs will be discussed.
About the Speaker: Mythily Ramaswamy is an Indian mathematician and professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bangalore. Her research involves Functional Analysis and Controllability of Partial Differential Equations. She obtained her doctorate in 1990 from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris under the supervision of Henri Berestycki. Ramaswamy was the 2004 winner of the Kalpana Chawla Award of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, "given to a young woman scientist for achievements in the field of science and technology“. She was elected to the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2007. She became a Fulbright Scholar for 2016–2017, funding her to visit Michael Renardy at Virginia Tech.