Speaker: Professor Sundaram Thangavelu 
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Science


Heisenberg uncertainty principle in Quantum Mechanics states that the position and momentum of a moving particle cannot both be measured simultaneously. Viewed as an interesting property of the Fourier transform, this principle has several different manifestations in the realm of Fourier Analysis, including a theorem of Hardy studied extensively by harmonic analysts. Quite unexpectedly, this principle of Hardy shows its ugly head (or charming face) in connection with the boundedness of certain convolution type operators on the Fock space. The key player is Bargmann who connects Schr\"odinger with Fock and as expected, Hermite has his own role to play. We plan to describe this story with as little details as possible.

About Maths Colloquium

The Mathematics Colloquium is directed at students and academics working in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. 

We aim to present expository lectures that appeal to our wide audience.

Information for speakers

Information for speakers

Maths colloquia are usually held on Mondays, from 2pm to 3pm, in various locations at St Lucia.

Presentations are 50 minutes, plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Available facilities include:

  • computer 
  • data projector
  • chalkboard or whiteboard

To avoid technical difficulties on the day, please contact us in advance of your presentation to discuss your requirements.


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