Clayton Shonkwiler – Graduate Colloquium

Intended Audience: Graduate students, undergraduates and research mathematicians.  Ambitious high-schoolers, teachers and parents may also enjoy watching this video.

In this episode we see a Graduate Colloquium talk presented by Clayton Shonkwiler, a mathematician at Colorado State University who is speaking to us about “A Geometric Perspective on Random Walks with Topological Constraints”.

In the talk, Clayton discusses some ideas related to his work with Jason Cantarella and numerous others, including Tetsuo Deguchi, Alexander Grosberg, Robert Kusner,Bertrand Duplantier and Erica Uehara on applications of geometry and topology to the study of random walks/polygons and polymer science.

This video is aimed at undergraduates and advanced high-schoolers, but anyone with an interest in mathematics should love what they see.

Students, parents, teachers and mathematicians alike will also enjoy visiting Clayton’s website, which features stunning mathematical art inspired by the beautiful mathematics that arises in his research and teaching.  A highlight from Clayton’s portfolio is shown below.

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Supported by NSF CAREER grant DMS-0748636 and NSF grant DMS-1249708

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