##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 295 - Mathematics Colloquium

## Michael Eastwood

#### University of Adelaide

## The aerodynamics of flying saucers

##### Abstract:

The motion of a flying saucer is restricted by the three-dimensional geometry of the space in which it moves. I shall discuss three possible cases, one of which may be interpreted as an explanation of Engel's 1893 construction of the exceptional Lie algebra G2. This is joint work with Pawel Nurowski.

Host: Peter Ebenfelt

### September 27, 2018

### 4:00 PM

### AP&M 6402

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