### GEORGE MASON
UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

**Speaker: **
Anton Lukyanenko, University of Michigan

**Title: ***
The Heisenberg group: geometry, analysis, and number theory
*

**Abstract:**
The Heisenberg group is a 3-dimensional space with strong
connections to a range of subjects including physics, control theory,
hyperbolic geometry, and number theory.

In this talk, I will provide some intuition for the Heisenberg group using
illustrations and 3D models, and then describe recent progress in two directions
of study on the Heisenberg group, namely geometry of numbers and quasicrystal theory.

**Time:** Monday, February 13, 2017, 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

**Place:** Exploratory Hall, room 3301

**Refreshments** will be served at 10:30 a.m.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 3F2

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

http://math.gmu.edu/

Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491