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Graduate Student Colloquium

745 Patterson Office Tower
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Kalila Sawyer, University of Kentucky

Title: Mathematicians Have Always Been... Interesting

Abstract: Have you ever looked around a room of mathematicians and thought, "Wow, what a collection of people!"? And what about math itself? There are scores of strange things that come up all the time. It turns out that neither of these phenomena is a new development; there are many obscure (and not so obscure) historical examples of intriguing mathematicians who came up with weird math. In this lighthearted trip through the last 3000 years, we will explore and appreciate some of these accomplishments.

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