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Math/Stat Colloquium
Start Date: 4/19/2016Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 4/19/2016End Time: 5:45 PM

Event Description:

John Meier Lafayette College Title: Simple Machines, Thurston Paper, and Hyperbolic Geometry Abstract: Simple mathematical models for mechanical systems often lead to interesting geometric objects.

In this talk we will consider two examples—a crank and a couple of robots—in some detail. Via these examples we will be exploring some rather marvelous mathematics: hyperbolic geometry and topological spaces built from squares. I very much mean “we will be exploring” in that I don’t plan on talking non-stop for the whole time … audience participation will be mandatory!

4:15pm - Refreshments 4:30pm - Talk
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Linda Chen
Phone: 610-328-8246
Email: lchen@swarthmore.edu
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