Mathday, 2014

Mathday will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014. The plenary speaker will be Max Lieblich, Professor of Mathematics, University of Washington. The title of his talk is "To infinity and beyond!" What is infinity? Is it a thing? Is it many things? Questions like these have been pondered by writers, poets, philosophers, theologians, kings, scientists, (of course!) mathematicians, and (apparently) animators for millennia. We will discuss some of the history of infinity and how mathematicians think about it, following a trail first discovered in 1874 by Georg Cantor. There will be talks, seminars and field trips from 9 am until noon; and there will be labs, talks and more activities from 1:20 pm until 2:00 pm. A detailed schedule will be posted soon. Registration forms, which will include the schdedule of fees, are now available. For additional information, contact: Sherri Nielsen-Hazard | UW Conference Management & Academic Programs | Educational Outreach | 206-616-1462 | snielsen@pce.uw.edu

**Lectures**

- Abigail Swann, Atmospheric Sciences, "Computer Models of the Earth's Climate and Ecosystems"
- Monty McGovern, Mathematics, "Mysteries of Mathematical Measurement"
- Paul Polson, Big Air Productions, "Practical Use of Math in Real Life Situations"
- Sara Billey, Mathematics, "Mathematics Inspired by Origami"
- Steve Klee, Mathematics, Seattle University, "Autocorrect fail? The math behind why smart phones sometimes do silly things."
- Sandor Kovacs, Mathematics, "A Glimpse into the Sixth Dimension"
- Andrew Berget, Mathematics, "What is the Title of this Talk"
- Austin Roberts, Mathematics, "Making a Theremin out of 3 AM Radios and some Trigonometry"
- Kristin DeVleming, A Protein-Folding Computer Game: How You (and Math) are Solving one of Biology's Hardest Problems with Foldit"

**Field Trips and Labs**

- Applied Physics Lab
- Planetarium
- Seismology Lab
- Luminescence Dating Lab
- Quantum Ion Computation Lab
- Botany Greenhouse
- Computer Science and Engineering Tours
- Kirsten Wind Tunnel

**Other Activities**

- Paper folding and geometric models
- Career panel
- Undergraduate panel
- UW Admissions
- Boomerangs
- Math'n Stuff -- mathematical games
- Luncheon Discussion for Teachers
- SAGE Computer lab
- Mathematical Card Tricks
- How About Plasmas!
- Knights and Liars

Here's a link to the UW Professional and Continuing Education: Mathday website. It includes registration information.

**Attendance Grant**

Wells Fargo and Boeing have generously made a donation to support Mathday attendance by schools with underrepresented populations. Scholarship application form

Mathday Schedule

Volunteer assignments by event.

Volunteer assignments by name.

photos of mathday 2014. Photos of Mathday 2013

photos of mathday 2012

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