Mathematician to speak at WFU

Wake Forest University’s department of mathematics will host a colloquium titled, “Symmetry Breaking and Hallucinations” with Dr. Andrew Török, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Houston, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. in Kirby Hall, Room 001.

Török recently published a paper on this topic with Martin Golubitsky and Lie June Shiau in SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. In his work, Török studies a mathematical model of the primary visual cortex in the human brain and its response when the brain is being drugged.

In his lecture, he will share how he has found patterns generated by these mathematical models that resemble real-life ones and how those results potentially validate his model.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Miaohua Jiang at

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