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Colloquium - Tapia

ECCR 150

If It Is Fast, Must It Always Be Newton's Method?
Rice University
Richard Tapia photo

Throughout history mathematicians have proposed, modified, and tuned a particular new algorithm for solving a problem of interest. When the tuning process ends, often, inadvertently and unbeknownst to themselves and others, they have obtained a form of Newton's method. The speaker will discuss several instances of such activity from the ancient Greeks to contemporary computational optimization.

Hosted jointly with the Department of Applied Mathematics.
Coffee and cookies will be served at 2:30pm in ECOT 226.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
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