Harvard University Math Department

Every other Monday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., SC 507

Talk begins at 4:30, reception begins at 5:30, snacks provided.


Next talk: Monday, October 15

  • Speaker: Bena Tshishiku (Harvard)
  • Title: The odd thing about car sunshades
  • Abstract: There's something magical about the Magic Shade (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN65aQsKnMo). It has to do with topology, group theory, and the mathematics of braids and links.

Past and Future Talks:

September 17

  • Speaker: Moon Duchin (Tufts)
  • Title: Random Everything
  • Abstract: Random processes and random constructions are all over math, and have many applications as well. I'll give a tour of some highlights of randomness in math, from number theory to geometry, plus applications to politics if I have time.

October 4, 5:00 p.m.

  • Speaker: Matt Parker (Standup Maths and Queen Mary University of London)
  • Title: Stand-up Math: using performance to engage people with mathematics

October 15

  • Speaker: Bena Tshishiku (Harvard)
  • Title: The odd thing about car sunshades
  • Abstract: There's something magical about the Magic Shade (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN65aQsKnMo). It has to do with topology, group theory, and the mathematics of braids and links.

October 29

  • Speaker: Glen Whitney (Studio Infinity and Harvard)
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November 12

  • Speaker: Laure Flapan (Northeastern)
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November 26

  • Speaker: Noam Elkies (Harvard)
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Mailing list: You can subscribe to the seminar mailing list here.

Organizers: Ana Balibanu (ana@math.harvard.edu) and Alison Miller (abmiller@math.harvard.edu)