Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (coffee & refreshments starting at 3:00 p.m.)
Place: HP 4351 (Macphail Room), School of Mathematics & Statistics, Carleton University
Speaker: Charles Starling
Affiliation: School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
Title: Aperiodic tilings
Abstract: There exist many patterns which can cover the plane in an aperiodic manner. Some, like the Penrose tilings, are both aesthetically pleasing and mathematically rich. In this talk I discuss constructions of such patterns, and touch on their connections to physics, topological dynamics, operator algebras, and semigroup theory.