 
Summary: Center for Mathematical Sciences Lectures
Mallat Family Fund for Research in Mathematics
SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES
Professor
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
All lectures will take
Auditorium 232, Amado Mathematics Building
Monday,
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Many people aren't aware that, when Bernard Riemann revolutionized the
study of differential geometry in his famous 1854 lecture, he had in mind a
more general concept of geometry than what we now call Riemannian
geometry. His original vision included a ki
study a wide range of problems in the calculus of variations and optimization,
but the development of this more general geometry, nowadays called Finsler
geometry, had to wait many more years
now in a vigorous phase of development, and, in this lecture, I want to (re
)introduce Riemann's original idea and sketc
I'll emphasize how the Finsler world compares and contrasts with the more
familiar Riemannian world and illustrate some of its applications and
