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Colloquium 4/22: Dr. Nick Long on “The Shapes of Things”

April 18, 2013

On April 22nd at 3:30 PM, Dr. Nick Long will be talking about “The Shapes of Things”. This talk will be accessible to all students and especially applicable for students interested in Abstract Algebra.

Abstract: From our earliest exposure to mathematics, the idea of shape has been an important descriptor. We are used to thinking about shapes like triangle, circle, and octagon. What shape does the set {1,2,3} have? What about a Rubik’s Cube? What about the NCAA Basketball tournament? What about a Cantor set?  This talk will be interesting to anyone who has an interest in mathematics: students, faculty, and fans of math. (flyer in PDF form)

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