John Huerta, Centre for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, will give a lecture entitled "Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics? at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on April 18 at 3 pm.
Huerta will explore the fascinating tale of symmetry, from its codification into a powerful tool called group theory by mathematicians in the 19th century, to its rise to the center of fundamental physics in the 20th century, and its evolution and influence today.
The lecture is part of WPI's Levi L. Conant Lecture Series. The public lecture series, featuring Conant Prize winners, is sponsored by WPI and hosted by the Institute's Department of Mathematical Sciences. The department has posted more information.