February 2018

Sandra Spiroff (University of Mississippi): When are we ever going to use this? Some Applications of Mathematics.

In 1623, Galileo Galilei wrote, "Philosophy is written in this grand book-I mean the universe-which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics..., without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it." In this talk, we will explore the mathematics behind some of our everyday experiences. In addition, we will use technology to model the behavior we wish to understand.

February 20, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Lusa Bakery Bistro and Bar, 1120 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford