Time: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:00pm @ MTH3206

Speaker: Ingrid Daubechies (Duke)

Title: Mathematics for art investigation (Kirwan Undergraduate Lecture)

Abstract: Mathematical tools for image analysis increasingly play a role in helping art historians and art conservators assess the state of conservation of paintings, and probe into the secrets of their history. The talk will review several case studies, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Van Eyck among others. https://www-math.umd.edu/research/kirwan-undergraduate-lectures.html

Time: Friday, April 28, 2017, 3:15pm @ MTH3206

Speaker: Ingrid Daubechies (Duke)

Title: Surfing Wavelets

Abstract: Wavelets provide a mathematical tool that emerged in the 1980s from a synthesis of ideas in mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. They are now used in a wide range of mathematical applications, and provide a mathematical way to "zoom in" on details, without losing track of the large picture. The talk will describe some of the essential features of the approach, and illustrate with examples.

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