October 20: Laura Taalman

Title: Coding and Software for Mathematical 3D Printing Abstract: Using 3D modeling software and code we can create parametric designs that represent complex mathematical objects. In this talk we’ll take a tour of accessible and (mostly) free design programs that are particularly suited for creating geometric and algorithmic designs, including OpenSCAD, Mathematica, Topmod, and Grasshopper. …

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September 10: Jayadev Athreya

Title: What is research in mathematics? Abstract: What does it mean to create/discover new mathematics? How does one get involved in this process? We’ll discuss this via a couple of examples: no background needed, and there will be *lots* of pictures! Bio: Jayadev Athreya co-founded the Illinois Geometry Lab, and directed it from 2011 to …

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