### DIMACS - RUTGERS EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:**
**Matthew Russell**, Rutgers University, russell2 {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu)
** Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Order and Chaos in Some Trigonometric Series: Curious Adventures of a Statistical Mechanics

Speaker: **Michael Kiessling**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

I will tell the story of how a MAPLE-assisted quest for an interesting undergraduate problem in trigonometric series led some "amateurs" to the discovery that a simple one-parameter family of trigonometric series which is not in Zygmund's book exhibits both order and apparent chaos, and how this has prompted some professionals to offer their expert insights.

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~russell2/expmath/