Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UT Dallas Mathematical Sciences Colloquium by Emily Grosholz Friday, Feb 23
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Emily Grosholz

English and Philosophy

Penn State University

The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge

My focus in the philosophy of mathematics has always been on the ways in which mathematical knowledge grows. Working through detailed case studies in my past three books (1991, 2007 and 2016), I have proposed an account of the growth of mathematical knowledge in terms of intersecting domains, patterns of ampliative reasoning, shifts in notation, and the combination of reference and (Leibnizian) analysis. I will explain these strategies using examples from my most recent book.


Coffee to be served in the classroom 30 minutes prior to the talk.

Physics Colloquium: Nanostructured Composites as Building Blocks Towards Multifunctional Structures Wednesday, Feb 28
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Dr. Monica Jung de Andrade (UT Dallas)

In the era of the "Internet of Things" (IoT), flexible nanostructured systems have a significant impact towards multifunctional morphing and lightweight technologies. In this work, we discuss some of the main techniques to fabricate conformal nanostructured materials. For instance, core-shell structure of highly conductive, transparent and flexible woven partially aligned structure of indium-tin oxide over poly(acrylonitrile) nanofibers showed good potential for curved thermoacoustic sound generators. Moreover, both infiltration and conformal deposition routes demonstrated the versatility of nanostructured carbon nanotube based composites towards yarn-like sensors and actuators. Finally, we recently reported a conceptual work towards flexible woven-yarn thermoelectric that merged conformal-like deposition method for nanostructured materials with conventional textile technologies.