Colloquium - Chris Quigg (Fermilab) - A Century of Noether's Theorem

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Chris Quigg (Fermilab) 11/12/19 colloquium speaker
January 28, 2020
3:45PM - 4:45PM
Location
1080 Physics Research Building, Smith Seminar room - reception at 3:30pm in front of the SSR

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Add to Calendar 2020-01-28 15:45:00 2020-01-28 16:45:00 Colloquium - Chris Quigg (Fermilab) - A Century of Noether's Theorem

In the summer of 1918, Emmy Noether published the theorem that now bears her name, establishing a profound connection between symmetries and conservation laws. The influence of this insight is pervasive in physics; it underlies all of our theories of the fundamental interactions and gives meaning to conservation laws beyond useful empirical rules. Noether’s papers, lectures, and personal interactions with students and colleagues drove the development of abstract algebra, establishing her in the pantheon of twentieth-century mathematicians. The talk will trace her path from Erlangen through Göttingen to a brief but happy exile at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, illustrating the importance of The Theorem for the way we think today.

1080 Physics Research Building, Smith Seminar room - reception at 3:30pm in front of the SSR Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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In the summer of 1918, Emmy Noether published the theorem that now bears her name, establishing a profound connection between symmetries and conservation laws. The influence of this insight is pervasive in physics; it underlies all of our theories of the fundamental interactions and gives meaning to conservation laws beyond useful empirical rules. Noether’s papers, lectures, and personal interactions with students and colleagues drove the development of abstract algebra, establishing her in the pantheon of twentieth-century mathematicians. The talk will trace her path from Erlangen through Göttingen to a brief but happy exile at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, illustrating the importance of The Theorem for the way we think today.