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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