[PAST EVENT] Mathematics Colloquium: Rebecca Goldin (George Mason University)
Access & Features
- Free food
- Open to the public
Title: Puzzles, Statistics, and Symmetry: A Mathematical Journey
Abstract: Through our long encounters with mathematics, we all find both joy and frustration, but we also have really big misconceptions about what makes for mathematics. I will share my own story, weaving into the story a few puzzles, some statistical stories, and a love of symmetry. This is a broad talk aimed at anyone interested in how a mathematician might think of mathematics, touching on concepts such as pattern recognition, logical reasoning, symmetry, and infinity.
Refreshments will be provided outside of Jones 100 starting at 1:30 pm.