Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 2-650 Moos Health Sciences Tower
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Stanford mathematics professor Brian Conrad presents an engaging lecture that explores symmetry in our everyday world. Symmetry is evident in many forms from ancient architecture to classical art. However, not as obvious is the mathematical theory of symmetry behind modern applications, such as Rubik's Cube, the art of M. C. Escher, and the security of financial transactions on the Internet. These three topics are not as unrelated as they may initially seem to be. During the lecture, the mathematical ideas behind symmetry will be illustrated with pictures and numerical examples.
Convenient parking is available at the Washington Avenue Ramp.
More information: http://ima.umn.edu/public-lecture/
To request disability accommodations, please contact the event sponsor.