(10.30) Space is still available for ‘The nth Perspective’ this Wednesday at the Granoff Center. Through interactive demonstrations and hands-on physical participatory activities — and an accompanying talk by mathematician Glen Whitney — members of the public will have the opportunity to challenge and alter their own perspectives on mathematical ideas. Hosted by the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM).
In mathematics, as in art, progress and innovation often come from looking at the world in a new way. These shifts in viewpoint sometimes come from a clear process of deduction, while other times they seem to arise mysteriously. In either case, they are often accompanied by a strong Aha! feeling of insight. When first revisiting previous ideas in such a new light, a sense that one finally has it all really right emerges. Yet as experience with a new point of view develops, its own shortcomings tend to surface, setting the stage for another shift in perspective.
Light reception: 6:00pm
Lecture begins: 6:30pm
Seating is limited. To reserve a seat register here.
After working as an educator, researcher, and econometrics hedge fund analyst, Glen Whitney later founded the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York City. He writes about the material and tactile approach to mathematics at Studio Infinity.
Free and open to the public, 6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, October 30, Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street, (directions)