During the spring semester, in-person concerts, events and lectures that involve outside guests will not be held, per the university’s COVID-19 travel and visitor policy.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:00pm to 6:00pmVirtual Event
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: Virtual Lecture - 4:00 pm; Reception - immediately following the talk
Topic: The Meanings of Mathematical Illustrations
Speaker: Prof. Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania)
Description: Proper mathematical illustration and animation withstand multiple layers of meaning. This talk will be an extended exploration of what constitutes meaningful mathematical illustration, with commentary on technique, pedagogy, and allegory. Examples from calculus, dynamical systems, topology, geometry, and more will be the principal players, with supporting characters from art, literature, and mythology.
After the talk, please join us for a reception, hosted by the Undergraduate Math Club, for continued conversation with the speaker.