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Graduate Student Seminar - 04/30/2010

"Randomness and Chaos"

by Caitlin Williams

Friday, April 30, 2010 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Advisor:  Professor Rajarshi Roy and Associate Professor Thomas Murphy

The concept of randomness has been of interest to man for millennia. Over the past century, random sequences of numbers have been of particular interest for mathematical modeling and cryptography. There are different ways of generating random numbers and of evaluating the randomness of the resultant numbers. Recent work has addressed the question of whether chaotic systems can be used to generate random numbers. In this talk I will discuss some of the basic concepts behind randomness, the recent work relating to randomness to chaotic systems, and ideas about future questions and research.

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