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Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club

Date: April 14, 2008
Title: Catastrophe theory from a pedestrian's point of view
Speaker: Malay Bandyopadhyay
Abstract: In this talk I will try to give a brief and intuitive introduction to the basic ideas of catastrophe theory. Describing some simple applications to caustic pattern, catastrophe machine, aggression, and nervous disorder (ANOREXIA NERVOSA), I will try to illustrate the profundity and qualitative power of this theory.

Ref: Y. Y. Chen [Chinese Journal of Physics].