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When developing and applying measurement systems, it is important to consider the
analysis and characterization approaches in the specific context of the measurement
hardware, system to be measured, and the desired outcome. The measurement might
be for determining a physical quantity of interest in the system, or it may be toward
assessing a qualitative state of a system. In advanced systems, multiple measurements
including calibration and characterization routines are usually needed to get results. This
The fundamental theorem of Vassiliev invariants gives a one to one correspondence between Vassiliev invariants (knot invariants extended to singular knots with an extra skein relation) and functions on chord diagrams. I will show the proof of this theorem which took a whole new knot invariant, the Kontesivich integral, to prove one direction. This talk will pair well with my talk last term about the Kontesivich integral.
In collaboration with the Statistics Department, EECS, and CGRB,
the Mathematics Department will host the 2015 Milne Lecture.
This year’s speaker is Michael Waterman http://dornsife.usc.edu/labs/msw/
Notably Mike is an OSU Alumnus who graduated with a major in Mathematics !
He will present the Milne lecture on the first day of Spring term, March 30,
and a follow up seminar on Wednesday April 1. Watch for follow up postings on
the Math Department Colloquium and Mathematical Biology Seminar postings.
The 2015 Milne Lecture Committee...