N. Blachard (researcher from France) is giving a lectures in Russian schools in Snt.Petersburg. If you wish to learn more, contact local coordinator of Lecturers without borders in Russia (see contact).
The topic is:

Complexity Theory and its applications to Space Science.

Travelling around means packing your bags, but you never know for sure whether it will all fit in one, two or three bags until you succeed. The mathematical generalisation of this problem is even worse, and not solvable today for more than a few hundred items. This talk will look at the science of how hard problems are, and what we can do when they are too hard for mathematics. This will be illustrated by a few examples from planetary science, with Leila Gabasova talking about current research on Pluto.
Nikola K. Blanchard (University Paris 7), Leila Gabasova (IPAG)

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