… “jumps through the ceiling, and pops out of the floor.”

Monday, October 28th, 6 pm

***Union Station, Northampton***

“The Shape of Space.”


How do mathematicians classify shapes?

How is a donut the same as a coffee cup?

How can we describe different three-dimensional worlds, including, but not limited to, the one we live in?

What about four-dimensional worlds?


Patrica Cahn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Smith College.  Before coming to Smith, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany, and a Hans Rademacher Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research is in geometric and low-dimensional topology.

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