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TitleParallel Parking
PresenterJoan Licata (Australian National University)
Author(s)Joan Licata
SessionGeometry and Topology
Time11:00:00 2017-09-25
Abstract


Contact geometry is sometimes described as the odd-dimensional cousin of
symplectic geometry.  Although the field has connections to many branches of
pure mathematics, in this talk I'll focus on one of its most profound applied
theorems: it's possible to parallel park your car in any parking space strictly
larger than the car itself.  (Note: this is a non-constructive proof.) 

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