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April 13, 2017

Mathematics Colloquium Lecture April 13

By Reta McDermott

Eugenia Cheng, University of Sheffield and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will present "How to Bake Pi: Making Mathematics Tasty" as part of the Mathematics Department Colloquium Lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in 102 Cardwell Hall.

The abstract for the lecture: Mathematics can be tasty! It's a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpected connected examples from music, juggling and baking, Cheng will show that math can be made fun and intriguing for all, through hands-on activities, examples that everyone can relate to, and funny stories. Cheng will present surprisingly high-level mathematics, including some advanced abstract algebra usually only seen by math majors and graduate students. There will be a distinct emphasis on edible examples.

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