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The Mathematics of Doodling with Ravi Vakil

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Doodling has many fun aspects such as patterns, shapes, and numbers. Surprisingly, you can find sophisticated mathematics inside common doodles. It reflects what mathematics is really about:  finding patterns in nature, explaining them, and extending them. Professor Vakil will doodle through important notions in geometry, topology, and physics and fundamental math ideas.
 
Ravi Vakil, professor of mathematics. Professor Vakil works in algebraic geometry, with connections to string theory, topology, and number theory. For him, math is an aesthetic discipline with the purpose of seeking beauty in structural patterns found in nature, or simplifying grand concepts and drawing connections. Professor Vakil received the presidential award PECASE at the White House and the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. He co-founded MathOverflow, a Q+A site for the math research community, and Proof School, a grade 6-12 full school in San Francisco for kids who love math.
 
Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily and all-access passes.They are all first-come, first-served, please arrive early to guarantee a spot.Capacity: 192