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Thursday March 1, 2012
Monday March 5, 2012
Tuesday March 6, 2012
Wednesday March 7, 2012
Start: 4:15 pm
End: 5:15 pm
Thursday March 8, 2012
Monday March 19, 2012
Tuesday March 20, 2012
Wednesday March 21, 2012
Friday March 23, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

If, as Galileo said, the book of the universe is written in the
language of mathematics, it is also true that many new chapters in the
book of mathematics have been inspired by nature. I will explore this
connection through several puzzles from the ordinary experiences of
everyday life: why is it difficult to break dry spaghetti in half? Why
do things like extension cords, shoe laces, and earbuds always get
tangled up in knots? How does a falling droplet splash onto the floor?
In each case, careful experimentation leads to mathematical answers,
generating interesting new questions in the process.


Monday March 26, 2012
Tuesday March 27, 2012
Wednesday March 28, 2012
Thursday March 29, 2012

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