The Hitchhiker's Guide to Geometry

Dr Norman Do

School of Mathematics
Monash University

Norm is, first and foremost, a self-confessed maths geek! He is also currently a Lecturer and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in the School of Mathematics. Norm's research lies at the interface of geometry and mathematical physics, although he is excited by almost any flavour of mathematics.

People who study geometry like to ask the question: “What is the shape of that?” In this case, the word “that” can refer to a variety of things, from triangles and circles to knots and surfaces to the universe we inhabit and beyond. In this talk, we will examine some of my favourite gems from the world of geometry and see the interplay between geometry, algebra, and theoretical physics. And the only prerequisite you will need is your imagination!

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