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Mirror Mirror on the Wall: the story of reflection groups and fractal sphere-packings
ICERM, Brown University's Math Institute
Providence, RI
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Wednesday Nov 30, 2022 6:30 PM - Wednesday Nov 30, 2022 8:00 PM | Free


Mirror Mirror on the Wall: the story of reflection groups and fractal sphere-packings
An ICERM Public Lecture at Brown University: An ICERM Public Lecture: Mirror Mirror on the Wall: the story of reflection groups and fractal sphere-packings

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
ICERM, 121 South Main Street, 11th Floor, Providence, RI 02903

Light reception: 6:00pm
Lecture begins: 6:30pm

Discover how geometry and arithmetic can interact in unexpected ways to form fractal sphere-packings from reflections in curved mirrors.

Alex Kontorovich is a Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University, and recently held the 2020-21 Distinguished Visiting Professorship for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York. Dr. Kontorovich came to the US at age 8 as a refugee from the former Soviet Union. He received his BA in Mathematics from Princeton, followed by a PhD in Mathematics from Columbia. Before moving to Rutgers, Dr. Kontorovich taught at Brown, Stony Brook, and Yale. In 2013, he received the American Mathematical Society's Levi Conant Prize for mathematical exposition. Other honors include an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a Simons Foundation Fellowship, and a von Neumann Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2017, Kontorovich became a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and was elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Quanta Magazine, as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Experimental Mathematics, and as Dean of Academic Content at MoMath.

This event is free and open to the public.
Limited seating. Please register to reserve a seat.

Registration is not required if you wish to attend virtually, simply use this link during the scheduled talk time to access the live stream https://icerm.brown.edu/live-stream/.


ICERM, Brown University's Math Institute (View)
121 S. Main St 11th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
United States



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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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