University of Findlay alumnus Jon Hauenstein will give two presentations at the university on Math Day, Tuesday, March 14.
At 10 a.m., he will discuss “Robotics, Kinematics, and Polynomials,” which will highlight the application of algebraic geometry in robotics and kinematics through examples such as mechanisms used in flight simulators and windshield wipers, and a model of a bird flapping its wings.
For “Mathematics of Synchronization” at 1 p.m., Hauenstein will discuss the mathematical model of synchronization proposed by Yoshiki Kuramoto to explore its dependence on the strength of the coupling between oscillating elements.
Hauenstein is an associate professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame.
The talks in the Alumni Memorial Union’s multipurpose room are free and open to the public.