PLUM Lecture: How to Bake Pi, Making abstract mathematics palatable

PLUM Lecture

Eugenia Cheng (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Physics 128

Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, I 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. I'll 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.