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 2015. In 2012, he co-founded Geometry Labs United. He founded the Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab in 2015, and has directed it since. He sees experimental mathematics labs as vehicles for advancing equity and diversity in mathematics.