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This Week's Discoveries | 11 februari 2020

dinsdag 11 februari 2020
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
De Sitterzaal

First lecture

Scavenger receptor BI-mediated cholesterol uptake from lipoproteins is essential to maintain a normal glucocorticoid function

Menno Hoekstra (LACDR)
Menno obtained his PhD from Leiden University in 2005 for his thesis entitled “Modulation of hepatic gene expression: implications for lipid metabolism” under supervision of Prof. dr. Theo J.C. van Berkel. Since then, he has established an independent line of research within the division of Biopharmaceutics/BioTherapeutics that is aimed at identifying molecular moieties involved in lipid and glucose metabolism that can possibly be used as targets in the context of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Second lecture

A noncommutative geometry perspective on wavelets

Bram Mesland (MI)
Bram is an assistant professor working in the analysis and dynamical systems group. His expertise is in the area of noncommutative geometry, where he works on problems related to dynamics, number theory and mathematical physics.

We perceive the large scale world around us as continuous, but in scientific practice, we are often forced to consider discrete approximations. In this talk, I will discuss how the mathematical field of noncommutative geometry provides a framework to put the continuous and the discrete on an equal footing. I will illustrate this by discussing how wavelet approximations of continuous functions arise from an underlying noncommutative algebra of operators.

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