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,
more activities from 1:20 pm until 2:00 pm. A detailed schedule will be
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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
- Kristin DeVleming, A Protein-Folding Computer Game: How You
(and Math) are Solving one of Biology's Hardest Problems with Foldit"
The following items are on the current schedule; more may be added.
Field Trips and Labs
- Applied Physics Lab
- Seismology Lab
- Luminescence Dating Lab
- Quantum Ion Computation Lab
- Botany Greenhouse
- Computer Science and Engineering Tours
- Kirsten Wind Tunnel
- Paper folding and geometric models
- Career panel
- Undergraduate panel
- UW Admissions
- 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.
Wells Fargo and Boeing have generously
made a donation to support Mathday attendance
by schools with underrepresented populations.
Scholarship application form
Volunteer assignments by event.
Volunteer assignments by name.
Volunteer meeting agenda
photos of mathday 2014.
Photos of Mathday 2013
photos of mathday 2012