Math Literacy Talks

Here are the dates for the “math literacy” 10 minute talks for February in MAT 380-381-480. Feb. 2:  what is REU? what is CEEP?  Terry BissonFeb. 9: what is MAA?  Austin ReszelFeb. 9: what is JSTOR?  Sam SantoraFeb. 16: what is an...

Fun with Fractals

Hi everyone! Can you believe that we’ve nearly made it to the end of the semester? On Wednesday, May 12, I will be giving the final seminar presentation of the semester. I’m sorry that you all have to listen to me give another presentation this semester, but at...

The Mathematics of Origami

An origami construction that allows us to trisect an angle, a key functionality needed to construct the cube root of a length and construct a solution to the cube doubling problem. As a child, I was, for a very long time, quite interested in the art of origami...

The Golden Ratio and Architecture

[Abstract] Hello, My name is Dylan Fundalinski and for my 380 talk, I will be talking about the Golden Ratio and how it appears in certain types of architecture from various places around the world. I will go over what the Golden Ratio is, and calculate an example of...

Some Fun Calculations using Astrophysics and Relativity

Hello, everybody! Last semester, I wrote my honors thesis on some of Albert Einstein’s work, specifically special and general relativity. In my research, I came across a number of calculations relating to the application of relativity in astrophysics and cosmology...

Ready. Set. Go.

Hello my name is Bryan. I like thinking about the shortest distance between two locations because it may actually be helpful for anyone who moves through the day, which if I had to guess is not anyone who is reading this. If your energy is in the presence of...