The Uncertainty Principle

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:The Uncertainty Principle
Speaker:Charles Fefferman
Affiliation:Princeton University
Date:Wednesday, November 16
Time/Room:6:30pm - 7:30pm/Dilworth Room

This talk recalls how Gromov's classic non-squeezing theorem from symplectic geometry was first conjectured, based on a connection between eigenvalue problems from PDE and the uncertainty principle from elementary quantum mechanics.